New York Street Photography

Hardhats Project

© Leland Bobbé

Here’s the latest portrait from my Hard Hat Project, street portraits of people who work in  hard hats. There aren’t too many women out there but I’ve managed to find a few. I found her on the corner of 86th St. and Lexington Ave. I didn’t have my equipment with me but asked her if I could come back and shoot her. She agreed.

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.

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.

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.



My Work in Calcco


© Leland Bobbé

I found this article by chance today through a Facebook notification on a Spanish visual communication publication. With the help of Google Translate I was able to actually read it as my high school Spanish left me years ago. It covers many of my projects including Half-Drag, Neo-Burlesque, Urbanscapes, Women of Fifth Avenue, and Scapes.  Nicely done . . .

Street Photography Exhibit

Black Swan © Leland Bobbé

My image titled Black Swan was one of the  images curated into Fabrik’s 2017 On The Street Photography Competition and will be shown at Fathom Gallery in LA as part of a larger show titled Present But Not Involved, an exhibition of Street Photography. This show will be showing works of over 60 street photographers with images dating back to 1897 through 2017. The show illustrates the evolution in photographic style and technique from the inception of  street photography. April 29-May 27.

Interview in JustLuxe

Complete Satisfaction © Leland Bobbé

My recent interview in JustLuxe.

Times Square Pre-Renovation


© Leland Bobbé


This shot was taken around 1990 when 42nd street was shut down to get ready for it’s renovation. Before they actually  began the facelift they painted all the buildings these bright colors. It only looked like this for a relatively short time. Next came the Las Disney that it is today.

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 . . .