Studio Portrait

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. Dodo 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.

Musicians 50+ Jay Dee Daughtery

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

As I wind down my Musicians 50+ project I was finally able to shoot drummer and songwriter Jay Dee Daugherty known for his work with Patti Smith. As a member of the Patti Smith Group he has been nominated twice to the Rock and Roll hall of Fame. I’ve really enjoyed shooting black and white project after many years of primarily working in color. The trick was finding a conversion workflow that I liked. After much experimenting I found that Topaz software gave me exactly what I was looking for.

 

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ Carlos Alomar

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© Leland bobbé

It’s been a a few weeks since my last blog as I’ve been busy making prints for the Museum of the City of New York of my 70’s NYC street photography followed by a week’s vacation.

I recently had the pleasure of shooting guitar player Carlos Alomar for my Unsung Heroes project. Carlos is best know for his collaboration with David Bowie having played on more Bowie albums than any other musician. Carlos has also collaborated with Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Simple Minds. Iggy Pop and The Pretenders. A wonderful guitar player and a wonderful man.

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ Martin John Butler

 © Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted one of these. This is guitarist Martin Butler from 70’s Mercury recording artists The Demons.

Unsung Heroes Featured in Creative Boom

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© Leland Bobbé

Creative Boom, an art, design, photography and culture website is featuring my portraits of Musicians over the age of 50. I’ve really been enjoying capturing the essence of these musicians in black and white after years of shooting primarily color. It’s taking me back to my roots.