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Puddle on ninth

Leanne Staples
White Plains, NY

About the Artist

Leanne Staples (b.1954) is a photographer and writer living in New York City.

Self-taught in photography and using a camera since the late 1960’s, Leanne studied English Literature and Audio Visual Communications. Until recently she had considered her photography and writing to be two separate art forms, however she now realizes that she creates images using both mediums, and that they are complementary.

Leanne’s process has always embraced chance and an exploration of the unknown, and this is how she stumbled upon and developed her style of photography that she calls, lens-based art….

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About the Artist

Leanne Staples (b.1954) is a photographer and writer living in New York City.

Self-taught in photography and using a camera since the late 1960’s, Leanne studied English Literature and Audio Visual Communications. Until recently she had considered her photography and writing to be two separate art forms, however she now realizes that she creates images using both mediums, and that they are complementary.

Leanne’s process has always embraced chance and an exploration of the unknown, and this is how she stumbled upon and developed her style of photography that she calls, lens-based art. These works are very much influenced by the paintings of Gerhard Richter and photographs of Saul Leiter. It’s a style that blurs the lines between the two mediums.

Technique is less important than having a willingness to take a chance in Leanne’s work, be it photography or writing. Embracing chance leads to happy accidents. Happy accidents lead to repetition. Repetition leads to style. Style leads to boredom. Boredom leads to experimentation. Deemphasizing the rigid confines of the medium is a must.

Artist’s Work

E smoke shop
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E Smoke Shop

By Leanne Staples

Red cart on thames
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Red Cart on Thames

By Leanne Staples

99 cents pizza
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99 cents Pizza

By Leanne Staples

Yaw
Food cart
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Food Cart

By Leanne Staples

Rays fried oreos
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Ray's Fried Oreos

By Leanne Staples

New york studio factory
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New York Studio Factory

By Leanne Staples

Chelsea afternoon 2
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Chelsea Afternoon

By Leanne Staples

Green glow 2
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Green Glow

By Leanne Staples

Puddle on ninth
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Puddle on Ninth

By Leanne Staples

110 eldridge street
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110 Eldridge Street

By Leanne Staples

Open 24 hours 2
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Open 24 hours

By Leanne Staples

Duck
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Duck

By Leanne Staples

Press and Accolades

  • Featured Artist | Curious Frame
    2017
  • TV Interview | BronxNet TV | live & online
    2016
  • World Art Day Street Photography Award, Oxford University Press
    2014

Education

  • Concordia University, BA English Literature
    Montréal, Canada,1993