Morton S. Levin

overview
gallery
about the artist
exhibitions
purchasing images
Click to view more images

overview

Morton S. Levin was born in New York City. His youthful dabbling in photography exploded when, at age twelve, his parents replaced his Kodak Brownie with an Argus C3, the then-new, space-age technological marvel.

Formal training was never established, but wrapped around a stint at the end of World War II and a recall as a Marine Officer during the Korean Conflict, on-the-job experience was available in abundance. Mr. Levin, as the head of an in-house fashion ad design agency, employed the likes of Richard Avedon, Francesco Scalvullo, Diane Arbus, Art Kane, and Bert Stern for major advertising campaigns. The knowledge gained from actually working with these photographic greats, both in the studio and on location, was invaluable in establishing technique and practical photographic skills. It was an ideal time for an education as photography was transitioning from lighting to strobe and from the ever-present Rollei to the evolving equipment revolution.


image gallery

Click on any of the thumbs to see a larger image, then click to the left or right to step through images, or click outside the image to close.


about the artist

Morton S. Levin was born in New York City. His youthful dabbling in photography exploded when, at age twelve, his parents replaced his Kodak Brownie with an Argus C3, the then-new, space-age technological marvel.

Formal training was never established, but wrapped around a stint at the end of World War II and a recall as a Marine Officer during the Korean Conflict, on-the-job experience was available in abundance. Mr. Levin, as the head of an in-house fashion ad design agency, employed the likes of Richard Avedon, Francesco Scalvullo, Diane Arbus, Art Kane, and Bert Stern for major advertising campaigns. The knowledge gained from actually working with these photographic greats, both in the studio and on location, was invaluable in establishing technique and practical photographic skills. It was an ideal time for an education as photography was transitioning from lighting to strobe and from the ever-present Rollei to the evolving equipment revolution.

After completing his “internship”, Mr. Levin next graduated to the position of photographer for his agency. Employing experienced supermodels, a vitally important component, ads were shot for insertion in such trend-setting magazines as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Family Circle, and Seventeen. This experience inside the fashion world developed his “eye”, and expanded his capacity for shooting for precise formats, for creating unique compositional balance, and for working with the vagaries of varying outdoor light qualities.

Mr. Levin’s body of work has concentrated on people, places and patterns. His photographs are primarily in color, but has maintained a strong and consistent use of black and white. His iconic photograph of Jackie Robinson’s “Final at Bat” is part of the permanent collection of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

Mr. Levin and his wife, Patricia, currently live in Florida.


exhibitions

  • Florida at Large Exhibit, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida
  • Wellington (Florida) Art Society Honors
  • An International Library of Photography Winner, 1999-2000
  • Numerous Private Collections

purchasing images

All images are available for purchase. Single, unmatted, unframed color or black and white basic prints (8-1/2” x 11” or smaller) cost $80.00 including shipping. Prints are available in gloss, semi-gloss, lustre or matte finish, and prints shown here in color are also available in black and white. For information, please contact us.

For pricing of larger-sized prints, please contact us.

Artisan Direct, Limited. 82 Callingham Road, Pittsford, NY 14534. Telephone 585-586-3535, Fax 585-586-8555, e-mail: info at artisan direct L T D dot net
Prev
Next
[X]
?