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- Leanne Staples PhotographyPhotographer, 2015
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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.
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- Slow Food magazine Italy
- Milan exhibition
- Barcelona gallery
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- Coney Dogs in L.A. restaurant
- The Bronx Brewery website
- Photoshop Support website
- street photography documentary film by +Tanya Sleiman
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.
"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."
- Concordia University MontrealBA English Literature, 1992
Consumption Screening at the Portobello Film Festival Tonight
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
Urban Bliss #7 - Open Edition Print - Leanne Staples - Indie Editions
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
Canadians have been mourning the death of Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy by transforming $5 notes into portraits of Spock — or "spocking" them.
"Pepsi Cola Backwards" Selected for Picfair's "Urban Fabric" Award
The image can be licensed at Picfair.
Saatchi Art Artist: Leanne Staples; Digital 2012 Photography "Scratch City"
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
We, the street photographers | Alex Coghe Photojournalist
'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
WASHINGTON — Advocates for and against gay marriage waited anxiously outside the Supreme Court Wednesday morning for potentially historic de
How photographers joined the self-publishing revolution
Cristina de Middel's self-published photobook depicting Zambia's 1964 space project is one of an increasing number of success stories for ph
shoot the street / street photography - Photo of the Day: Windows by Mik...
Photo of the Day: Windows by Mikhail Palinchak