Thursday, January 07, 2010

The image was not "Photoshopped!" - It is your imagination that "Photoshopping" it!

Wayne Levin likes water; especially underwater. His portfolio allows you to use your own imagination to fill in the blanks rather than illustrating a clean and clinical "waterscape."

The subject in the photo above appears so weightless.

In 1993 Wayne was one of six artists included in the First Biennial Exhibit at the Contemporary Museum, in Honolulu. The underwater portraits of his daughter Elise, from age 6 months to 2 years, explored her interaction with the ocean while learning to swim, and further extended his black and white underwater portfolio.

Editions Limited published Wayne’s first book of his black and white underwater work, Through a Liquid Mirror. This book received the Hawaii Book Publishers Association, Hawaii Book of the Year award in 1997.

From 1999 to 2001, Wayne traveled throughout the United States and Japan photographing aquariums. His objective was to investigate the phenomena of society creating hi-tech mini oceans as the world’s oceans become increasingly endangered. This project led to the book, Other Oceans, published by University of Hawaii Press in 2001.

Wayne’s photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally at galleries including Tokyo Designer Space, Japan; New York University, Tisch School of Art Gallery, New York City; Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco; Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles; Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art, New York; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach; High Museum, Atlanta; and the VIP room of the American Pavilion at the World’s Fair, Japan.


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