New York Portrait Photographer

Boys and Clown at Rodeo

 

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

I shot this in  upstate NY at an outdoor rodeo just before these twins sang the national anthem. Such a weird juxtaposition. This was shot on film and processed in Photoshop and Topaz software. I believe this was shot with a 14mm fisheye lens. I’d check but i sold the lens a few years ago. I really like this one . . .

Texas Cop

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

About 10 years ago I went on  road trip through Texas and found this cop at a roadside fast food burger joint. I fought off my intimidation and asked him if I could snap a portrait of him. I recently rediscovered the image and started to play around with converting it to black and white. Using 3 types of Topaz software this is what I came up with. I like this version much better than the color.

Interview in Dohdo Photography Magazine

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A good interview (with images) with your’s truly just came out in Dohdo Magazine, a great photography magazine out of Barcelona. Please check it out.

Instagram Takeover at The New Republic

 

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Little Brooklyn © Leland Bobbé

I have been asked by Stephanie Heimann, the senior photo editor at The New Republic to take over their Instagram feed for one week starting tomorrow 4/30 through the following Friday and post two of my Neo-Burlesque portraits per day. Their one request . . . not too much skin. They can be found on Instagram as @newrepublic

Portrait of Yan

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

This is a recent portrait of Yan who I found on Model Mayhem. I shot this in color and processed into black and white using Topaz software. I liked the black and white better especially the platinum color hair against the dark background. She was good in front of the camera which always helps.

 

Neo-Burlesque in Dohdo Magazine

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

A  selection from my Neo-Burlesque project along with an article about the series is now appearing in Dohdo Magazine. Dohdo is an online photography magazine out of Barcelona featuring photographers from around the world.

One Eyeland Award

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

A selection of my portraits from my Musicians 50+ series was just awarded in the 2015 One Eyeland Awards in the category People/Portraits. Above is bass player Kenny Aaronson.

 

Neo-Burlesque Published on Flashbak

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Flashbak, a very cool website/blog that features interesting photography and art work is now running a selection of  my Neo-Burlesque Portraits.

B&W Conversion

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

I shot this in color a while ago and recently started playing around with B&W conversions using Topaz software. I’m really happy with the results and loving black and white these days.

Black & White Portrait

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

I shot this in color a while ago and yesterday decided to post it to my Instagram as a black and white image. The response has been fantastic. The more I play around with black and white conversions the more I find myself enamored with it. I used a combination of different Topaz software and Photoshop to get the results that I liked.