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Leanne Staples
Works at Photo Tour Guide - Shoot New York City
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Photo Tour Review by Sarah, New Zealand - "I really enjoyed my photography tour with Leanne with  her knowledgeable and very friendly manner . It was  wonderful to get an overview of New York and it’s geography and history and being shown some unique parts for photography. I would highly recommend it!”
http://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/reviews/2015/9/2/review-by-sarah-new-zealand #NewYorkCity #Brooklyn #Dumbo #streetphotography #photo #tour
It waswonderful to get an overview of New York and it’s geography and history and being shown some unique parts for photography. I would highly recommend it!
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Siempre me han gustado las fotos en blanco y negro pues creo que no hece falta color para ver o captura la esencia de las cosas
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Yes, this was also taken in Chinatown at the outdoor market.
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#NewYorkCity #Chinatown #Manhattan #streetphotography #blackandwhite
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Thank you +Aamir Shahzad and +Ron Rosenzweig I use Lightroom and Perfect Photo's Perfect B&W
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Here's another photo from last Sunday's street photography workshop. I've been so busy that I haven't had a lot of time to post photos lately. Hopefully I will be sharing more soon.
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‪#‎streetphotography‬ ‪#‎NewYorkCity‬ ‪#‎Manhattan‬ ‪#‎Chinatown‬ ‪#‎workshop‬ ‪#‎blackandwhite‬
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Last Sunday we had a street photography workshop in Chinatown and it went really well. This coming Sunday will be Midtown Manhattan. New York City is great for street photography. You can get more information or register on my site through the link here.
#NewYorkCity #streetphotography #workshop #tour #Manhattan #midtown
http://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/workshops/midtown-manhattan-sunday-street-photography-workshop
This is a 3 hour street photography workshop. We spend the entire time on the street shooting, discussing and reviewing. The workshop takes place in Midtown Manhattan and is limited to 4-6 people.  
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I wish I could be there!
 
My short film #Consumption  will be screening at the Portobello Film Festival on Sunday September 13! More details on my site http://www.joshuae.com

If you're in London, you're welcome to come along on the evening! It's a free event too!!

#portobellofilmfestival   #indiefilm   #artfilm   #shortfilm
I'm thrilled to announce that my short film Consumption will be screening at the 2015 Portobello Film Festival. Bookings are not required and the event is free. Further details can be found on the Portobello Film Festival website. When: Sunday September 13, 2015 from 19:00 to 22:30 Where: Portobello Pop-up Cinema, 3 Acklam Road, London W10 5TY  
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I've been doing some updates on my website lately. I now have the link to my free eBook This is what democracy looks like there. It is a series of photos that I took during the Occupy Wall Street protests here in New York City. Thanks to +Joshua Evan 
#NewYorkCity #OccupyWallStreet #protests #streetphotography #eBook
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Occupy Wall Street eBook "This is what democracy looks like," is a digital book of my photos of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City. It is available FREE of charge to download on Dropbox or view through Issuu. (Instructions below.)     First of all, I would like to thank my very good friend Joshua Evan who published and edited it. He spent many hours on it and I am so very happy with the fabulous results! xoxo ...
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#Chinatown is a great place to shoot street photography. As is Harlem. My next #streetphotography #workshop will be in #Harlem #NewYorkCity on Sunday 6 September. For more info or to register, check out my site at
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More from the Chinatown Street Photography Workshop. 
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#streetphotography #NewYorkCity #Chinatown #blackandwhite
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Chinatown 2015
Here's a shot from my Sunday Street Photography Workshop in Chinatown last week. We had a great time. I'm still making my way through all the photos I took. www.shootnewyorkcity.com
#streetphotography #NewYorkCity #Manhattan #Chinatown #workshop #blackandwhite
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The next Sunday Street Photography Workshop is in Chinatown on 23 August. For more information or to register, check out my site.
#NewYorkCity #streetphotography #workshop #Chinatown
http://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/workshops/chinatown-sunday-street-photography
This is a 3 hour street photography workshop. We spend the entire time on the street shooting, discussing and reviewing. The workshop takes place in Chinatown and is limited to 4-6 people.  
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+Joshua Evan I love this series of #photos of #doors  
 
unseen # 1 is available through Indie Editions shop.

#zine   #artistbook   #book   #unseen   #photoart   #publishing   #indiepublishing  
Reimagining the Dream is a series of photographs of doors in Malta, taken at a time when Joshua Evan had a particular dream for the both the series and his future, and processed at a later time when those dreams had changed to create a series of photo-based art. This publication features the work side-by-side for the first time.
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Sunday Street Photography Workshop August 9th in Midtown Manhattan! Here's a chance to get out in and shoot the streets! A 3 hour workshop in the afternoon where we talk about different styles and techniques of #streetphotography and how to up your game. Click for more information. #NewYorkCity #photography #workshop http://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/workshops/midtown-manhattan-sunday-street-photography-workshop
This is a 3 hour street photography workshop. We spend the entire time on the street shooting, discussing and reviewing. The workshop takes place in Midtown Manhattan and is limited to 4-6 people.  
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Photographer, Artist, Writer & Licensed New York City Tour Guide
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  • Photo Tour Guide - Shoot New York City
    Walking Photo Tour Guide, 2009 - present
    Photographer, artist, writer, mentor. Licensed New York City Tour Guide
  • Leanne Staples Photography
    Photographer, 2015
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Montreal, Quebec - Detroit, Michigan - Birmingham, Michigan - San Francisco, CA
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A Passionate Photographer, Photo-Based Artist, Writer & Licensed NYC Tour Guide
On G+ since July 8, 2011. 



I sell my photos through my Shop. If there is a photo that you would like to purchase that isn't available on these sites, let me know. There's a list towards the bottom of this page of most of my social network sites.

I also give private lessons in Composition and the Art of Photography, street photography and portfolio review. Address inquiries to info@leannestaples.com


• Co-founder of Shoot the Street 

Leanne Staples is primarily a urban photographer, artist and writer. She was given her first camera at the age of 12 by her father. For many years her concentration was mainly as an architectural photographer. It was, as she has said, "an obsessive pursuit for an unreal purity." One day, after being annoyed by people walking into her shot, she decided not to fight it anymore, to shoot people passing by the buildings. Without knowing it, that began her venture into street photography!

She started out in film and after some skepticism about digital, she finally made the transition in 2006. A self-described gonzo photog, you can find her on the streets with camera in hand searching for the perfect backdrop in which to shoot. A few things that she is always seeking out are shadows, reflections, patterns, motion blur, clouds, graffiti, interesting people and of course architecture.


Also known as ifotog on the internet. 

my photos have appeared
  • Lens Jockey magazine
  • Scion magazine
  • Snapixel magazine
  • wastd magazine
  • Slow Food magazine Italy
  • Milan exhibition
  • Barcelona gallery
  • New York City café
  • Coney Dogs in L.A. restaurant
  • The Bronx Brewery website
  • Photoshop Support website
  • street photography documentary film by +Tanya Sleiman
the list above is incomplete. to be updated.

• You can see me on Trey Radcliff's Hangout #8 my portion of the hangout starts at about 50 minutes in.



I could name about 100+ people who inspire me. It's just too many, so I'm going to do something slightly different here. 
here's the beginning of my favorite photog list. It is a work in progress.


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In 1979, Lester Bangs wrote an article for The Village Voice about previous New Year's Eve dates. I was his date in 1976. Here is a brief excerpt.

"1976: I had been going out with this girl for a couple of months kinda scene-makin photog-lolligagin around Detroit. She'd decided I was a fag since one nite in Oct/Nov thereabouts at a Barry White concert when we'z sittin behind Ohio Players, the world's worst opening act, and she sez, re the bass player, "He's got a nice ass" and I sat up a bit to look and she gave me a weird stare and that was that. So anyway me and this snope-lobe keep a-datin', but no sex. I was clumsy and shy and she, well, I guess her cameras woulda got in the way."

You can find the entire article in his book Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung.

"Ultimately, Photography is subversive not when it frightens, repels or even stigmatizes, but when it is pensive, when it thinks." - Roland Barthes
Bragging rights
I survived the 1998 Montréal Ice Storm, the 2011 earthquake in NYC, Hurricane Irene and Hurricane Sandy
Education
  • Concordia University Montreal
    BA English Literature, 1992
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unseen #2 - Urban Bliss
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Urban Bliss is a series of double exposure photographs taken in New York City. It combines unlikely elements and is inspired by Pop Art and

unseen #2 Urban Bliss by Leanne Staples
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A fanzine for lovers of original art and printed works, each issue of unseen features a body of previously unpublished work from an independ

Shoot the Streets!
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I started Sunday Street Photography Workshops to provide an opportunity to photographers from beginners to advanced to get out there and sho

Urban Bliss #7 - Open Edition Print - Leanne Staples - Indie Editions
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203 x 304 mm Archival Pigment Print on 297 x 420 mm (A3) Canson Infinity Photosatin Premium RC 270 gsm. Signed and dated on verso. Open Edit

Bank of Canada Asks Citizens to Stop "Spocking" Money
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Canadians have been mourning the death of Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy by transforming $5 notes into portraits of Spock — or "spocking" them.

Trees #8
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Worldwide shipping included Image Size: 12 x 8 inches Paper: Canson Infinity PhotoSatin Premium RC 270gsm Print Type: Archival Pigment Print

Shoot New York City - Photo Tours of NYC
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My good friend, fellow photographer and artist Leanne Staples is a licensed New York City tour guide and and has been running customised pho

Saatchi Art Artist: Leanne Staples; Digital 2012 Photography "Scratch City"
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Art Description Scratch City is a mixed media photo-based print of New York City. It combines both digital and analog processing and shows a

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7 TOP Google+ Photographs for July 21
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We, the street photographers | Alex Coghe Photojournalist
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'I think about photographs as being full, or empty. You picture something in a frame and it 's got lots of accounting going on in it – stone

An anxious scene at the Supreme Court before Prop. 8, DOMA rulings
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WASHINGTON — Advocates for and against gay marriage waited anxiously outside the Supreme Court Wednesday morning for potentially historic de

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1150 Pixel Photography Magazine | PhotoExtract
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Browse through amazing 1150 pixel wide photographs in our photography magazine!

How photographers joined the self-publishing revolution
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Cristina de Middel's self-published photobook depicting Zambia's 1964 space project is one of an increasing number of success stories for ph

Check out this amazing photo by Leanne Staples at TheWorldOpen.com, a $5...
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Bio. Leanne Staples is primarily a street, social documentary and urban landscape photographer. She was given her first camera at the age of