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Blog of Leanne Staples. Featuring writings, photography, art and more from the artist.

Early Street Photography

I started out in film photography about half a century ago! I didn't have formal training in photography though I did study cinema and video for a short period of time. I had an idea that I would become an architectural photographer and I spent quite a bit of time photographing buildings. The thing is that people were constantly walking into my shot. One day I continued shooting with people in the photo. Hence my beginning in street photography. I had never heard of street photography! This photo was taken circa 1980 in Manhattan's Chinatown. Always a favorite place to photograph. I haven't digitized all my analog photos, maybe I never will. I still shoot film and I'm behind scanning the last 6 or so rolls that I've taken. It's funny because this photo taken 35+ years ago and it looks much like my present day photos! - Lee Yin Bow Inc.

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