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Leanne Staples
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Today I am giving an extended Iconic Tour. From Grand Central Terminal to the Flatiron Building and the Empire State Building to the Woolworth Building and 1 World Trade Center and the Brooklyn Bridge and much in-between. The Iconic Tour is one of many suggested tours. All my tours are customizable to your particular interests. http://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/tours/iconic-new-york-city-tour #NewYorkCity #Manhattan #Brooklyn #architecture #photography #tour #GrandCentralTerminal #ChryslerBuilding #FlatironBuilding #EmpireStateBuilding #1WorldTradeCenter #WoolworthBuilding #BrooklynBridge #Dumbo
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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The next Sunday Street Photography Workshop is in Chinatown on 24 July. Chinatown is fabulous for street photography! No matter what your camera or street photography comfort level or experience is, we always have a great time. Since the workshop is capped at 6 people, everyone gets individual attention. For more information or to register http://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/workshops/chinatown-sunday-street-photography #NewYorkCity #Manhattan #Chinatown #streetphotography #workshop
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The next Street Photography Workshop will be in Chinatown on Sunday 24 July. Whether you are a beginner or advanced I work with everyone individually! Chinatown is a fabulous location for photography! For more information or to register http://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/workshops/chinatown-sunday-street-photography #NewYorkCity #Manhattan #Chinatown #streetphotography #workshop
This is a 4 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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Was in Central Park and Times Square yesterday! Fantastic visit as always!
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East 42nd St. Another photo from my first roll of film with the LC-A+ lomo camera. This was taken in front of Grand Central Terminal on 42nd Street, New York City. I'm having fun shooting film again! Still shooting digital. One foot in the analog world. The other in digital. They're both cool!
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A recent photo from the 2016 Coney Island Mermaid Parade. This photo is from my first roll of film on my new camera! An LC-A+ Lomography camera. It has a 32mm 2.8 lens. There are very few options with the camera! ISO (100-1600) and 4 focal ranges! Much is left to chance! Just what I was looking for! Sometimes it's good to switch gears! Maybe even get some blur!!! Oh, and yes, it's like Christmas Day for a kid when you get the negatives back! This shot was taken with Black Earl Grey 100 ISO film. Perhaps I will learn "to produce accidents at will" as Man Ray says that he did! [This is a quick and dirty scan.] http://www.leannestaples.com/blog/2016/6/29/coney-island-mermaid-parade-2016 #NewYorkCity #Brooklyn #ConeyIsland #MermaidParade #streetphotography #blackandwhite #film #lomography #ManRay #analog
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The next Sunday street photography #workshop is in #LittleOdessa, #BrightonBeach   #Brooklyn on 26 June. What a great place for #streetphotography
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This a 3 hour street photography workshop in Little Odessa, Brighton Beach Brooklyn. It is limited to 6 people. We spend the entire time on the street shooting, discussing and reviewing.
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I have a number of photo tours and workshops available on my site that you can choose from. I have suggested tours and they are all customizable and we can also start from scratch depending on your interests. Tours start at 4 hours and up to multiple days. For many people who won't be able to come to New York City very often, they choose to do a 1-2 day tour. Either way, you can find more information on my site and contact me to register or for other questions you may have. www.shootnewyorkcity.com
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I have a number of photo tours and workshops available on my site that you can choose from. I have suggested tours and they are all customizable and we can also start from scratch depending on your…
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"Leanne, thanks for the Harlem street photography workshop on Sunday. I am inspired by your sensitivity to people and your surroundings. Your skill of integrating and connecting in way that allows for a natural flow and soulful experience. I love your spontaneity and innate sense for spotting a photo opportunity and I learned as much from your training on ways I would get the best out of my camera (taking into account my limited skills) lighting, composition and ISO, as I did from watching you in action, “you are a master”

I learned I’d been making my street photography way more difficult than it needed to be and by practicing some of the basics my chances of improving quickly are greatly increased.

I’ve booked onto your next workshop and as a person that learns by doing this has been way better than I’d imagined.

I would recommend Leanne if your looking for someone who is knowledge about photography and the city , skilled, practical and fun." - Gael, Long Island, New York
http://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/reviews/2016/7/13/review-by-gael-long-island-new-york #NewYorkCity #Manhattan #EastHarlem #ElBarrio #SpanishHarlem #streetphotography #workshop #review
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Me and Maurice
My very good friend +Maurice Chair  was in town for a short vacation. Here's a shadow photo of us on the street.
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The next Sunday Street photography workshop is in Harlem on July 10th. There are a few spaces still available. We explore East Harlem, also called El Barrio or Spanish Harlem and Harlem proper. We spend 4 hours on the street shooting and no matter what you level of experience with a camera or with street photography, I work with everyone to help them to acquire new skills and get some great shots. The workshop is limited to 6 people and we always have a great time! For more information or to register http://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/workshops/harlem-street-photography-workshop #NewYorkCity #Manhattan #Harlem #ElBarrio #streetphotography #workshop
The next Sunday Street photography workshop is in Harlem on July 10th. There are a few spaces still available. We explore East Harlem, also called El Barrio or Spanish Harlem and Harlem proper. We …
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The next Sunday Street Photography Workshop is on 10 July in Harlem. It is limited to 6 people and we explore El Barrio/Spanish Harlem as well as Harlem. It is a 4 hour workshop and we discuss the neighborhood and culture while taking photos. No matter if you experienced in photography or not. I work with each person individually to get memorable photos and we have a great time doing it. You can see a review from a previous attendee of the workshop on my site.
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The next Sunday Street Photography Workshop is on 10 July in Harlem. It is limited to 6 people and we explore El Barrio/Spanish Harlem as well as Harlem. It is a 4 hour workshop and we discuss the …
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A recent review by a mother & daughter.
"My daughter and I had a lovely day touring Coney Island and Little Odessa. Leanne had a lot of interesting information about the area and she was also very knowledgable about photography. She has a calm and patient demeanor. She does not offer photo critique without being asked and when she does provide feedback it's very insightful.

It was great to see Coney Island pre-season (Mid-May) before everything had gotten going full swing, but I'm sure that the day would have been just as interesting at peak season.

Leanne encourages experimentation with various photography techniques including Intentional Movement and Street Photography which seems to be her real passion. I would recommend this tour." http://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/reviews/2016/6/23/review-by-mother-daughter-manhattan #NewYorkCity #Brooklyn #ConeyIsland #beach #photo #tour
A recent review by a mother & daughter. “My daughter and I had a lovely day touring Coney Island and Little Odessa. Leanne had a lot of interesting information about the area and she was …
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    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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Sunday Street Photography Workshop - Little Odessa
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This a 3 hour street photography workshop in Little Odessa, Brighton Beach Brooklyn. It is limited to 6 people. We spend the entire time on

Review by Frederic, New York
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"She is very friendly and helpful to give us the best technical advice and to teach us small "trick" to make original images. Leanne thank y

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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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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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

Google+ Photobox
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Google+ image gallery that is pretty to look and and easy to use

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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Women of Google+is a destination to learn, share and explore what it takes to thrive on social networking platforms both personally and prof