Laura Levine
Laura Levine: Music Photos exhibition in L.A.
posted: April 5, 2007
Bjork, Woodstock, NY, 1991...
For those of you in L.A., come on by Thursday April 12th, 7 - 9 PM for the opening of my photography show at the Musican Photo Gallery. Here's the official spiel: Laura Levine: Music Photos Artist's reception, Thursday, April 12, 7-9 pm Musician Photo Gallery 10959-A Venice Blvd Los Angeles, CA Laura Levine's intimate and iconic rock photography portraits span the punk, new wave, mainstream, hip-hop, and alternative rock scenes in their heyday, from 1980-1995. From a true insider's perspective, and with unprecedented personal access, Levine photographed hundreds of musicians, from cult figures to superstars: Bjork, The Clash, Madonna, Joey Ramone, Captain Beefheart, Iggy Pop & Chrissie Hynde, R.E.M. and The Beastie Boys, to name a few. This exhibition is Levine's first one-person show since she stopped shooting over ten years ago. Many of the images have never before been released as editioned gallery prints until now. Musician Photo Gallery 10959-A Venice Blvd, LA, CA 90034 310.838.2441 Gallery hours: Thursday - Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm
daveB April 5, 2007
WOW! wish I could be there and not just be-cuz winter came back to NYC - have a great time, Laura!
Mike Moran April 5, 2007
Laura, Have fun and good luck.
Scott Bakal April 5, 2007
No way! LA!!?? Man...I wish. ...and it was YOU that did the Bjork job?!? Cool! I loved that picture of her. Good luck!
David Goldin April 5, 2007
That does sound like fun. Sell prints and shmooze till you're blue. I'll be here with the chickens.
Hanoch Piven April 6, 2007
good luck Laura! wish I was in LA (well.. only for that evening)
Rob Dunlavey April 6, 2007
Great! Sell lots!
Walter Vasconcelos April 6, 2007
Good luck Laura! Great pictures as always.
laura levine April 6, 2007
Thanks, everyone! Seeing as it's been SNOWING on and off for the last 24 hours, I'm looking forward to some LA sunshine!
Nancy Stahl April 6, 2007
I don't want to pry or anything... but why did you stop doing photography and start illustrating? You don't have to answer if you don't want to.... it's just that I suspect that was the more lucrative career and it had the glamour, too. (Although you did have that illustration story about the movie set. Maybe all your assignments are glamorous..!)
Tim O'Brien April 6, 2007
I wish you and the show the best. I want a print....Can we see a price list?
laura l April 7, 2007
Nancy, you're right - it WAS more lucrative and glamorous! I can go into more detail later, but bascially it was a combination of wanting to try something new (i.e. a different creative challenge, as I felt I'd accomplished what I'd set out to do/learn and didn't want to be repeating myself for the rest of my life) and not being very enamored of where the world of "celebrity" photography was going, i.e. style over substance, the fashions were more important than the artists, photo shoots grew to fifteen people in the studio, each of whom insisted on input. I wanted to simplify things, I guess. Tim, 11x14's are 950., 16x20's are 1200, they're signed gelatin silver prints in editions of 75 and 50. How many should we put you down for? : )
laura l April 7, 2007
I should add that I'd started to paint a few years earlier and enjoyed it and wanted to see where that would take's not as though I randomly decided to quit, but I had a new interest that I wanted to explore.