Black & White Photography

More From My Series Public Isolation NYC

© Leland Bobbé

I stood in the same spot for about 40 minutes focused on this background waiting for people too walk by. On a normal day there would have been too many people but during the lockdown in NYC there were so few people on the streets. I set my camera on high speed continues and when an interesting person walked by I was able to bang off at least 5-6 shots. This woman was by far my favorite.

Corona NYC

© Leland Bobbé

I haven’t posted anything here since the Corona Virus lockdown, I’ve been working on a series of black and white street photography of single people wearing masks in otherwise empty environments.  This is my most recent. I’ll keep posting these here.

Museum of The City of New York

© Leland Bobbé

 

Tonight I’l be attending a private opening at the Museum of the City of New york titled “Collecting New York Stories: Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious”drawn from hundreds of additions to the museum’s permanent collection over the past few years.Two of my photographs will be included. Show is up through the end of the year.

My New Music Video “Click Click”

© Leland Bobbé

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaQ26UWJswQ

Most of you know me as a photographer but back in the day i played drums in bands with my dear friend John Berenzy. I started playing bass a bit over 3 years ago and have been writing and recording. I wrote this song about my street photography in NYC in the 70’s, what the city was like then and what it’s like now. Along with my photos I see it as a rock ‘n roll documentary. If you like it please share . . .

Presentation at Soho Photo Gallery

© Leland Bobbé

I’ll be giving a presentation tonight, May 30th at 6pm at the Soho Photo Gallery  at 15 White Street in Manhattan,

I’ll be discussing my photo projects along with a digital slide presentation.

 

 

Black and White Portrait

 

© Dearisha

I originally shot this portrait in color eleven years ago for Getty Images. I just rediscovered it and was curious to see what it would look like in black and white. Using Topaz software I made the conversion and really am pleased with the results. I just entered this into Lens Culture’s Black and White Awards.

Two Of My Images In A Feature Film

© Leland Bobbé

 

I just licensed these 2 images for inclusion in a feature film based on the James Baldwin novel “If Beale Street Could Talk”, about a couple in Harlem in the 1970’s in NYC. The film’s director is Barry Jenkins who Directed Best Picture winner Moonlight. It will be premiered at the next NY Film Festival.

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.

Art of The Times

© Leland Bobbé

This is an article about me and my work in Art of the Times. To see the actual article just scroll down to the 6th window.

Recent Book Cover

 

© Leland Bobbé

One of my Times Square images  from the mid 1970’s was recently used as a Book Cover for Blue Money by Janet Capron. This novel tells the story of a woman working the street of NYC during this era. A perfect fit.