Celia Cruz in El Barrio

One of my favorite neighborhoods in New York City is East Harlem which is also called El Barrio or Spanish Harlem. I really like capturing street photography with what I call the spirit of place. In the Barrio that includes many of the fabulous murals. I frequently provide photo tours in East Harlem.


East Harlem Photo Tour Review

East Harlem aka El Barrio is a favorite neighborhood of mine and I do a number of photo tours there. Below is a review of a recent photo tour that I did there.

“Fun Shooting in NY! – I had fun taking pictures in NY with Leanne! Leanne is knowledgeable and accommodating. I was a little worried about all the walking during a three hour tour, but Leanne was very understanding. When I needed a break, Leanne creatively used the time to cover theory and practice shooting through windows. It was great tour with a great guide!” – Jeanette, Los Angeles, California

Inspired by Picasso

On Elizabeth Street

When I find an interesting background, I stop and wait for people to walk into the frame. In New York City there are always people walking into the frame. I’ve been proving private photo tours and street photography workshops for almost 9 years now. You can find more information about them online on my website.

On Elizabeth Street

Gucci Guy

There are so many trendy fashionistas in NYC. And so many amazing people at the same time. This photo was taken during a photo tour in the Lower East Side.

Gucci Guy

Brooklyn Brush

This photo is from a workshop in Bushwick, June 2018.

Brooklyn Brush

Photography is not a Crime 2014

Photography is not a Crime. Flashback from 2014.

photography is not a crime

Seen around town 10

Seen around town – Lower East Side

Beastie Boys