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Leanne Staples
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Shopping in Little Odessa
Most people who come to New York City and even many who live here don't really have the opportunity to explore and discover this amazing city! Many people think that the high-rises and traffic jams are what NYC is! Oh, but there is so much more. I took this photo in Little Odessa, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn on a recent photo tour. Get out and explore. You can find more information about my walking photo tours including the Coney Island & Little Odessa Tour on my website. I have suggested tours and fully customized tours to your interests. www.shootnewyorkcity.com
#NewYorkCity #Brooklyn #BrightonBeach #LittleOdessa #streetphotography #photo #tours #workshop
Most people who come to New York City and even many who live here don’t really have the opportunity to explore and discover this amazing city! Many people think that the high-rises and traffi…
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Taken with a French group while on a tour of Coney Island and Little Odessa . We had a marvelous time. The weather was good and the company even better!
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I only have one Street Photography Workshop this month and it is taking place on Sunday 22 May in Chinatown. At this moment there is still space available. For more information or to register use t…
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I currently have 2 Sunday Street Photography Workshops available. On June 12 is a Harlem Workshop and on May 22 is a Chinatown Workshop. You can find more information at http://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/workshops/harlem-street-photography-workshop #NewYorkCity #streetphotography #workshop #Harlem #Chinatown
I currently have 2 Sunday Street Photography Workshops available. On June 12 is a Harlem Workshop and on May 22 is a Chinatown Workshop. You can find more information and register through the link…
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There’s always something to photograph in New York City! Sometimes it’s the planned things, the things that you know about. But there’s always the unexpected things as well. It mi…
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this photo was taken on a recent photo tour.
This was taken on a recent photo tour of Coney Island. We had a great time walking around the amusement park and on the boardwalk. Coney Island is one of the many places in New York City that I giv…
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So we are just a few days away from the Sunday Street Photography Workshop in Chinatown and there are a few places still available. It looks like the weather will be warm. And rain or shine it is great to shoot in Chinatown. We always have a great time shooting in Chinatown!
#NewYorkCity #Manhattan #Chinatown #streetphotography #workshop
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So we are just a few days away from the Sunday Street Photography Workshop in Chinatown and there are a few places still available. It looks like the weather will be warm. And rain or shine it is g…
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I love Chinatown in Manhattan. It really looks the same as it has for the last 30 years or so. It is fabulous for street photography and urban landscapes. There is still space for the May Sunday St…
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I've been giving photo tours of New York City for over 6 years now. As a photographer and a Licensed NYC Tour Guide, I love photographing and sharing this city with tourists and people who live here. You can find more information about my Private Tours on my site as well as information about my Sunday Street Photography Workshops and you can also see Reviews by previous customers as well. www.shootnewyorkcity.com
I’ve been giving photo tours of New York City for over 6 years now. As a photographer and a Licensed NYC Tour Guide, I love photographing and sharing this city with tourists and people who li…
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I have just announced the Sunday Street Photography Workshop for May 22. It will be taking place in Chinatown. For more information follow the above link. It is limited to 4-6 people.
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I have just announced the Sunday Street Photography Workshop for May 22. It will be taking place in Chinatown. For more information follow the above link. It is limited to 4-6 people. #streetphotog…
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Always something to photograph and tourism is sliding into high season now!
So much to do in this city! Where to start? That is the question! I tailor my tours to your interests. Whether it’s architecture or street photography or street art to name a few of the possi…
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art fusion III - This is a piece from a current series that I've been working on called art fusion. It is a double exposure of two different paintings that were hanging in the Whitney Museum. Perhaps this could be called pop art. I'll stick with art fusion :-)
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#artfusion #doubleexposure #photography #art #WhitneyMuseum #NYC #jasperjohns #jeanmichelbasquiat #monalisa #popart #streetart
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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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The Life of a New York City Photo Tour Guide
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Being a photo tour guide includes many different skills. First is the planning on the what and where. Each photo tour is customized to the i

Sunday Street Photography Workshop lower East Side, Soho & Greenwich...
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Powered by Eventbrite This is a 4 hour walking photo tour that focuses on urban landscape, street art and street photography. We discuss the

Consumption Screening at the Portobello Film Festival Tonight
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Today is the day that my short film Consumption will be screening at the 2015 Portobello Film Festival. Bookings are not required and the ev

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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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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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!