Street Photography

Loving Street Photography

© Leland Bobbé

I shot this on my iPhone on the streets on NYC. One of the reasons I love street photography is that if you keep your eyes open you can capture moments such as this. When i came upon this I was struck by the billboard of the sandwich eater and the orange and yellow of the newspaper dispensers. I knew that if I framed it up in an interesting way and just waited i would get people walking by. It all happens so fast that I’m never really sure off what I’ve captured until I actually look at the photos. It’s the randomness and spontaneity of street photography that makes it so exciting to me. I lucked out with this woman glancing at the poster. I think that it really ties the whole image together.

Winning Image in the 2017 International Color Awards

© Leland Bobbé

This shot was just named as a winner in the 2017 International Color Awards. I shot this on Thanksgiving eve a few years ago. The family was attending the annual blowing up the balloons event before the Thanksgiving Day parade. One of my personal faves.

International Color Awards Winner

© Leland Bobbé

My image titled Sleeping Family was judged a winner in the 2017 International Awards Competition. This image is from my Underground NYC project and was shot on Thanksgiving evening of a family coming home from the float inflating event that happens every year. It was shot on my iPhone 6 and processed with Snapseed. One of those beautiful moments.

Underground NYC

 

© Leland Bobbé

 

Another from my Underground NYC series . . .

Red Dress

© Leland Bobbé

I shot this a few years ago at Grand Central Station and forgot all about it until I was looking through a folder on my computer of street photos. This time around it really struck me. A great subject with beautiful light and shadow . . .

Underground NYC

 

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Nor sure exactly what was going on here but it sure was intriguing. One moment in time . . .

My 1970’s Street Photos in The Museum of the City of NY

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

I’m proud to announce that 18 of my gritty street photos from NYC in the mid 1970’s have been accepted into the permanent collection at the Museum of the City of New York. Little did I know that as a 25 year old roaming the mean streets that these photos would end up in a museum. I first approached them with this work about 3-4 years ago and I can tell you that persistence pays off.

 

Mobile Photo Award Winner

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

 

My photo titled Streetlight was just awarded an honorable mention in the 5th annual Mobile Photo Awards in the category Silouhettes. There was a first place winner and all other awards were honorable mentions.

Photo For a Rainy Wednesday

 

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Reflecting on a rainy day in New York City. Shot on real film . . .

On The Subway

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

I shot this yesterday in the subway. They had just announced a delay and the woman next to may displayed this expression of dismay. I shot it, one second there, the next second gone. That’s what makes street photography so exciting. These subway shots just may be the beginning of a new series. Shot on my iPhone and mage processed using Snapseed.