Image Makers: Leland Bobbé
Half-Drag Gone Viral
These images are a series of portraits of drag queens in half drag. With this series Bobbé’s intention is to capture both the male and the alter ego female side of these subjects in one image in order to explore the cross over between males and females and to break down the physical barriers that separate them. Through the power of hair and makeup these men are able to completely transform themselves and find their female side while showing their male side simultaneously. These are composed in camera and are not two separate images digitally composed.
Monday, January 14, 2013
SoHo Apple Store (103 Prince St)
Free Admission (seating is limited)
*no advance registration is required
Leland Bobbé, a native New Yorker has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. His work spans both the fine art and commercial worlds and likewise has been shown in galleries and utilized by advertising agencies around the country. His work has been published in The Graphis Photography Annual 2010 and 2011, One Life, Communication Arts, Art Direction Magazine, Creativity, Photo District News, Popular Photography and covers for Camera 35 and Peterson’s Photographic. He has won many awards including Graphis 100 Best in Photography 2011, World Photography Gala Awards B&W Competition, 1st Place Street Photography 2011, Graphis Photography Annual 2010, Px3 prix de le Photographie Paris, 1st place People’s Choice 2010, and Black and White Spider Awards Honor of Distinction 2009.
Bobbé’s most recent project titled “Half-Drag . . . a different kind of beauty” has gone viral, appearing on over thousands of blogs, websites and online magazines in over 30 countries including Vogue Italia, Huffington Post, ABC News, The Sundance Channel and MSN. He also appeared on the first guest segment on the newly launched HuffPost Live.
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