Studio Portrait

Musicians 50+ Andy Shernoff

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© Leland Bobbe

Continuing my Musicians 50+ this is Andy Shernoff, bass player and songwriter from NYC punk rockers The Dictators. He also played bass and sang backing vocals on Joey Ramone’s  solo album. His songs have been covered by The Ramones, Joey Ramone, Dion and Mary Weiss from The Shangri La’s.

Half-Drag Book Cover

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© Leland Bobbé

This Half-Drag image is the cover of a newly released French novel. The female side is the front cover and the male side is the inside flap.

Musicians 50+ Desmond Sullivan

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© Leland Bobbé

This is my portrait of Desmond Sullivan, guitar player in The Planets.

Musicians 50+ Lisa Burns

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© Leland Bobbé

This is singer/songwriter Lisa Burns. She’s the latest in my series of portraits in musicians over the age of 50.

 

Musicians 50+ Walter Lure

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© Leland Bobbé

This is my portrait of Walter Lure guitar player with The Heartbreakers. How many of you can say that you toured with The Sex Pistols?

Musicians 50+ John Berenzy

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© Leland Bobbé

Ex-band mate, current soul mate and best friend, John Berenzy is an extraordinary musician. Singer, songwriter, poet and guitar player extraordinaire, John is the real deal.

Neo-Burlesque on BuzzFeed

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© Leland Bobbé

A selection of my Neo-Burlesque portraits are currently running on BuzzFeed.

Musicians 50+ Kenny Aaronson

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© Leland Bobbé

My latest portrait in my new Musiciacns 50+ series. This is bass player Kenny Aaronson. Kenny’s played with Bob Dylan, Billy Idol, Joan Jett, Brian Setzer, Michael Shrieve and a host of others. Recently he’s toured with the New York Dolls.

Musicians 50+ Ivan Julian

Ivan Julian © Leland Bobbé

Ivan Julian © Leland Bobbé

This is my portrait of guitar player Ivan Julian. Ivan was one of the founding members of the seminal NYC Punk band Richard Hell and the Voidoids.

Mr. President

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© 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”.