Photographs by Michael Levin. Foreword by Barry Dumka.
Dewi Lewis, Stockport, 2008. 96 pp., 46 duotone illustrations, 11¾x11¾".
Now in its second printing.
Michael Levin’s award-winning and extraordinarily beautiful photographs have a very painterly quality. In a recent feature profile, the American fine art magazine Focus declared “Michael Levin’s captivating images are soulful and evocative; he is truly one of the rising stars in photography.”
Using long exposures Levin reduces the landscape to elemental shapes. Each image has a simplicity and purity capturing the essence of the landscape. Many of his photographs feature water and clouds, and show what has been described as ‘the smooth skin of light’, yet it is the architectural intrusions into these clean spaces that most engage him. Wooden posts, concrete barriers, weathered rocks, dilapidated jetties, even the elegant shape of French topiaries introduce elements which seem to haunt the landscape and introduce a human presence.
About the Limited Editions
The Deluxe Edition of ZEBRATO is published by Michael Levin from the original monograph. Designed and hand-bound by Jace Graf of Cloverleaf Editions in Austin, Texas, the Deluxe Edition features a cover made from blue Japanese bookcloth with the title and author’s name debossed in silver foil. Measuring 12”x 12”, the Deluxe Edition is limited to 75 signed and numbered copies. Each book includes an exclusive 7”x 7” archival pigment print of Zebrato signed and numbered in pencil by Michael Levin “au verso”.
The Collector’s Edition of ZEBRATO is published by Michael Levin from the original monograph. Designed and hand-bound by Jace Graf of Cloverleaf Editions in Austin, Texas, the Collector’s Edition features a white linen cover with the title and author’s name debossed in silver foil. The book is enclosed in a custom-designed slipcase made from heather grey linen. The Collector’s Edition is limited to 26 copies, lettered A through Z, and signed by Michael Levin.
The Collector’s Edition includes a unique 7”x7”platinum/palladium print, selected from among a choice of 4 different images, and produced by Michael Levin working in concert with a master printmaker. The unique chemistry of the platinum/palladium process allows for the richest tonal composition, the most delicate details and the highest archival standard. Each platinum/palladium print is handmade to order and will be shipped directly to you once completed.
View images of the Deluxe and Collector's Editions on photo-eye's Blog including the print choices for the platinum image.
View Collector's Edition Floating (Order below as COL-FL)
View Collector's Edition Post and Shadows (Order below as COL-PO)
View Collector's Edition Reveal (Order below as COL-RE)
View Collector's Edition Zebrato (Order below as COL-ZE)
Michael Levin is represented by photo-eye Gallery. See his work here.