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Leanne Staples
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New York City is perfect for street photography. There are so many people and places to shoot street! And so many photographic opportunities. It doesn't matter whether you have experience shooting street or not. I customize it for your needs. You can see more information on my site.
#NewYorkCity #streetphotography #workshop #phototour #blackandwhitephotography #Chinatown

http://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/street-photography-workshop/
Providing private New York City Street Photography Tours for over 5 years. For beginners to advanced. Overcoming the fear of photographing strangers while exploring techniques and composition.
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I am happy to announce that I will be giving a #walking #tour of #EastHarlem #ElBarrio on May 30th for More Art. You can join us and it's free!
http://moreart.org/programs/art-walks/
Art Walks focuses on specific NYC neighborhoods that have a vibrant arts scene and a strong history of community. On each walk we will visit the studio of a More Art artist and discover what they have been up to since collaborating with us. Honoring our commitment to local communities, ...
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Think twice when using Yelp.
Do you use Yelp? I have a very odd and curious experience with them at the moment. I have 12 five star reviews for my photo tours and all of them at various times have been "recommended" by Yelp. Now, none of them are recommended. Curious how this happened after I told them that I am not interested in advertising at this time.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/shoot-new-york-city-photo-tours-new-york-city
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New York City is a tale of two worlds. There is the very commercial city with all the global companies and businesses and then there is the Real New York City. The city of the independent businesses. If you don't experience the independent businesses, you're not really seeing the charm of this great city! #NewYorkCity #tours #FlatironBuilding #photography #reflection #guide

http://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/nyc-visitors-guide/ditch-the-tour-books
Ditch the tour books! Seriously, tour books don’t direct you to the Real New York. You will end up going to all the places that other tourists go to! That’s my opinion of course. To experience the Real New York, I suggest going to independent stores, restaurants and cafés. They are owned and run by real New Yorkers and they care about you and the money you spend there!
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The East Village has always been a big favorite of mine and Alphabet City and the Lower East Side. There's so much to explore and it has managed to retain some of it's grittiness. You can see more about my tours on my site.
#EastVillage #LowerEastSide #AlphabetCity #NewYorkCity #Manhattan #tours #photography #streetphotography #graffiti
http://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/tours/east-village-alphabet-city-and-lower-east-side-tour
The East Village, Alphabet City & The Lower East Side Tour is a 4 hour walking tour.The East Village was for many years, the home of many artists, musicians, writers and performers.
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On the Soho and Greenwich Village tour we walk through some of the most beautiful and historic neighborhoods in Manhattan. It is perfect for capturing photos or just exploring these neighborhoods. You can see more of my suggested tours or I can create a personalized tour to suit your specific interests.
#NewYorkCity #Manhattan #Soho #GreenwichVillage #photo #tours

http://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/tours/soho-and-greenwich-village-tour
This is a 4 hour walking through the incredible cast iron architecture, boutiques, galleries and cobblestone streets of Soho and the tree-lined streets of Greenwich Village with its little shops and a combination of multi-cultural flavors and university students.
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I have a number of suggested tours as well as fully customizable tours of New York City in all 5 boroughs. Whether you want to capture the city in photos or just walk the neighborhoods and learn about the history, culture and architecture, I offer an insiders view of this great city. You will find more information on my site.
#newyorkcity #photography #walking #tours #streetphotography #urbanlandscapes #Manhattan #Brooklyn #architecture
http://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/tours/iconic-new-york-city-tour
The Iconic New York City Tour is a 6 hour walking tour Beginning in midtown Manhattan at the very busy Grand Central Terminal  (1 million commuters passing through it everyday!) This is the classic New York City featured in films and literature.
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Better than the dream is one of my more popular prints. It's a view of the Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan at night. You can purchase it through my site. #blackandwhitephotography #nightphotography #brooklyn #brooklynbridge #lowerManhattan #skyline #newyorkcity  

http://www.leannestaples.com/products/better-than-the-dream
Better than the Dream. Brooklyn Bridge with a view of Lower Manhattan. Black and White night photography. Signed open edition 8 1/2 x 11 inch print on Kodak Endura Luster paper.
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Tour season is warming up! There's so much to see and do in New York City! You can see my suggested tours on my site or I can make a personalized tour for you based on your interests.
#NewYorkCity #Manhattan #Chelsea #Meatpacking #Highline #photography #tours #walkingtours

http://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/tours/chelsea-meatpacking-district-and-highline-park-tour
A 6 hour walking tour which includes the Chelsea Hotel, Chelsea Market, the cobblestone streets of the Meatpacking District and the entire Highline Park from 12th Street to 34th Street. 
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I am really looking forward to the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. I have been shooting it for so many years now that I've lost count :-) This year I have a tour booked for it already!
#NewYorkCity #Brooklyn #ConeyIsland #MermaidParade #streetphotography #tours
http://www.leannestaples.com/coney-island-mermaid-parade/
Coney Island Mermaid Parade photographs 2008-2014. Brooklyn, New York City, Street photography
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It has been a very productive year for me so far. I've taken more than 10,000 photos already! I am working on many different projects simultaneously, when I can actually steal the time to devote to them. I have a works in progress gallery that shows images from a number of the different projects I am working on.
#photography #NewYorkCity #photobasedart #blur #abstractphotography

http://www.leannestaples.com/works-in-progress/
Works in Progress is a collection of photos, all taken in 2015 that utilize intentional camera movement, blur and drive-by shooting to produce a painterly effect.
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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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