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Leanne Staples
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Another review for my tours! This was for a street photography tour in Harlem.
#streetphotography #Harlem #ElBarrio #NewYorkCity #tours

http://www.shootnewyorkcity.com/reviews/2015/7/5/review-by-david-florida
We will definitely call on you again the next time we are in NYC.
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I'm still going through the many photos that I took of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade​ there are more to come!
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‪#‎NewYorkCity‬ ‪#‎Brooklyn‬ ‪#‎ConeyIsland‬ ‪#‎MermaidParade‬ ‪#‎streetphotography‬ ‪#‎photography‬ ‪#‎blackandwhite‬
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Do boys have all the fun??? Women can wear dresses or pants! He looks like he's having a fabulous time. I know I did :-)
2015 Drag March - 4
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Oh, to think that the Drag March is only once a year! I met some fabulous people at it!
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You shut up Ohio
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The Mermaid Parade is very diverse in costumes and people in general. It is a celebration that is inclusive and a lot of fun. Here's another shot from this year.
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‪#‎NewYorkCity‬ ‪#‎Brooklyn‬ ‪#‎ConeyIsland‬ ‪#‎MermaidParade‬ ‪#‎streetphotography‬ ‪#‎photography‬ ‪#‎blackandwhite‬
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Nicely captured +Leanne Staples 
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2015 Drag March - 6
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‪#‎NewYorkCity‬ ‪#‎EastVillage‬ ‪#‎TompkinsSquarePark‬ ‪#‎DragMarch‬ ‪#‎SistersofPerpetualIndulgence‬ ‪#‎streetphotography‬
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Wonderful photography 
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2015 Drag March - 5
And the series goes on. . .
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Such a nice pic of men
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There's so much to explore in New York City and so much history! As a licensed New York City tour guide, I will take you on a visual and spoken tour that is both ideal for just walking or photographing this city. You can contact me through my site for more information or to book a tour. And I customize my tours for your interests and pace.
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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Urban Bliss is a series of double exposure photographs that I took in 2014. They are available for purchase and printed to order through 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 Edition. Artist: Leanne Staples Year: 2014 From the artist: Urban Bliss is a series of double exposure photographs utilizing fragments of popular culture and urban landscapes in New York City. It is inspired by Pop Art. All photos were taken in 2014.
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This was my 8th year of shooting the Coney Island Mermaid Parade​ and I wouldn't miss it!
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‪#‎NewYorkCity‬ ‪#‎Brooklyn‬ ‪#‎ConeyIsland‬ ‪#‎MermaidParade‬ ‪#‎streetphotography‬ ‪#‎photography‬ ‪#‎blackandwhite‬
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Old memories
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Urban Bliss is a series of double exposure photographs I took here in New York City. They are for sale through 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 Edition. Artist: Leanne Staples Year: 2014 From the artist: Urban Bliss is a series of double exposure photographs utilizing fragments of popular culture and urban landscapes in New York City. It is inspired by Pop Art. All photos were taken in 2014.
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Urban bliss that's good
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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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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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'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

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How photographers joined the self-publishing revolution
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