Times Square

The Deuce and the Bowery. My 70’s NYC photos in Provokr

A story about my NYC 1970’s street photos was recently run in Provokr, an online publication dealing with all aspects of culture. With the release of the HBO show The Deuce, which is centered around Times Square during the early 1970’s, I’ve received many requests about my images. What goes around comes around.

70’s NYC Photos in Dazed Digital

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Dazed Digital just did a nice feature on my NYC 1970’s street photos that were recently taken into the permanent collection at the Museum the City of New York.

Times Square 1980’s

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

I shot this on 42nd street between 7th and 8th Ave in the heart of Times Square during  the time this area was transitioning from the down and dirty place it was to a cross between Disneyland and Las Vegas. I now call it Las Disney. For a while all of the businesses were shuttered and closed and the whole street was painted in these bright colors. It was very surreal and I haven’t seen too many photos shot here during this time.

Photo For a Rainy Day

Puddleman © Leland Bobbé

Photo for rainy Friday afternoon shot in Times Square, NYC.