A photographer for more than 40 years, Levingston has concentrated on photographing the female figure, often outdoors in natural settings, since 2002. He believes the female body is the original aesthetic object, the source of all our ideas of what is beautiful. While he doesn’t focus on the erotic in his work, he also does not shun it, embracing the idea that a photograph of a nude woman cannot help but be somewhat erotic. However, his work is primarily about form and texture, light, shadow and color and the relationship of the female body to the natural forms of our environment.
Levingston’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. Collectors there and in South America own his prints. He is regularly published in Europe, particularly in French PHOTO magazine. His work is in the permanent collection of the Kinsey Institute, was included in the Erotic Signature book and international traveling exhibit in 2008 and 2009 and has been shown in a several venues in the Detroit area over the past several years. He has had work included in two volumes of the f-eleven series of books.
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