Mr. President

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

To celebrate Pride London 2014 Mr. President, an advertising agency in London used some of my burlesque portraits to create an eyecatching exhibit that featured presidents of the world in some of gay prides boldest costumes. In their words “The retouched images were hung in our windows overlooking Soho Square and featured President Putin in a small pair of leather pants, President Hollande in a cheeky little rubber number and President Merkel flashing her bits whilst doused in pearls. President Obama, he opted for a rather more sensible all in one sequinned blue spandex rabbit outfit”.

Musicians 50+ – Rob Duncan

Rob Duncan © Leland Bobbé

Rob Duncan © Leland Bobb

The latest in my new B&W portrait series titled Musicians 50+. Rob is  a keyboard player/songwriter/producer living and working in NYC.

New York City Wall Art

Red Shoe © Leland Bobbé

Red Shoe © Leland Bobbé

The latest from my New York City Wall Art project.

New Portrait – Binky Phillips . . . Musicians 50+

Binky Phillips ©Leland Bobbé

Binky Phillips ©Leland Bobbé

This is the second in my new portrait series, Musicians 50+. This is Binky Phillips lead guitarist and songwriter from the legendary NYC band The Planets. Binky is also the author of a book titled My LIfe In The Ghost of Planets: The Story of a CBGB Almost-Was. Read Binky’s blogs in The Huffington Post.

New York City Wall Art

Split Face © Leland Bobbé

Split Face © Leland Bobbé

This is one of the new images from my New York City Wall Art Series.

Gender Book Cover

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Norton Books just used one of my Half-Drag images on a text book titled Gender. 

 

 

 

 

 

Half-Drag, Neo-Burlesque Opening in Tokyo

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Today is the the opening of my second show at the Vanilla Gallery in Tokyo. There aree a total of 52 prints on exhibit, 26 from each project.

Portrait of Al Maddy

 

Al Maddy © Leland Bobbé

Al Maddy © Leland Bobbé

This portrait of guitarist Al Maddy was orignally shot in color, converted to B&W and then digitally enhanced. I’m thinking about a series of these of musicians over the age of 50 . . .

New York City Wall Art

Green Dress © Leland Bobbé

Green Dress © Leland Bobbé

Another shot in my New York City Wall Art series.

 

New Portrait – Rob Duncan

Rob  Duncan © Leland Bobbé

Rob Duncan © Leland Bobbé

New Portrait of musician Rob Duncan going for a monochromatic look.