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Levine, Laura

‘I’d always been into music—printing up fake press passes and sneaking my camera into concerts since the day I first picked up a camera.’ From the 1970s, Laura Levine has depicted the artists at the forefront of rock, punk, New Wave but also hip-hop and pop, surveying music and its actors such as Madonna, Bjork, the Beastie Boys or Joan Jett. Dynamic and powerful, the American photographer’s images seem animated with intimate emotions and a nonchalant freedom. In 1994, Laura Levine ended her photographic career to concentrate on a cross-disciplinary practice combining painting, documentary films and illustration. Yet, remain her photographs of a time when celebrities revealed a sincere aspect of their personality, an unpretentious un-marketed posture.

Tags / Laura Levine - Portrait - American Photographer - Music - Rock - 1980s
Laura Levine, Annabella Lwin/ Bow Wow Wow, 1981
Laura Levine, Annabella Lwin/ Bow Wow Wow, 1981
Laura Levine, Annie Lennox, 1983
Laura Levine, Annie Lennox, 1983
Laura Levine, Beatsie Boys, 1987
Laura Levine, Beatsie Boys, 1987
Laura Levine, Björk, 1991
Laura Levine, Björk, 1991
Laura Levine, Boy George, 1982
Laura Levine, Boy George, 1982
Laura Levine, Cyndi Lauper, 1993
Laura Levine, Cyndi Lauper, 1993
Laura Levine, Dream Syndicate, 1982
Laura Levine, Dream Syndicate, 1982
Laura Levine, Grandmaster Flash and Tina Weymouth, 1982
Laura Levine, Grandmaster Flash and Tina Weymouth, 1982
Laura Levine, Henry Rollins, 1993
Laura Levine, Henry Rollins, 1993
Laura Levine, Iggy Pop and Chrissie Hynde, 1987
Laura Levine, Iggy Pop and Chrissie Hynde, 1987
Laura Levine, Indigo Girls, 1993
Laura Levine, Indigo Girls, 1993
Laura Levine, James Brown, 1984
Laura Levine, James Brown, 1984
Laura Levine, Joey Ramone, 1982
Laura Levine, Joey Ramone, 1982
Laura Levine, John Cougar Mellencamp, 1985
Laura Levine, John Cougar Mellencamp, 1985
Laura Levine, Julian Cope, 1987
Laura Levine, Julian Cope, 1987
Laura Levine, Lenny Kravitz, 1990
Laura Levine, Lenny Kravitz, 1990
Laura Levine, Lou Redd and John Cale, 1989
Laura Levine, Lou Redd and John Cale, 1989
Laura Levine, Madonna, 1982
Laura Levine, Madonna, 1982
Laura Levine, Madonna, 1982
Laura Levine, Madonna, 1982
Laura Levine, Prince, 1981
Laura Levine, Prince, 1981
Laura Levine, R.E.M, 1984
Laura Levine, R.E.M, 1984
Laura Levine, Richard Hell, 1982
Laura Levine, Richard Hell, 1982
Laura Levine, Sinead O'Connor, 1988
Laura Levine, Sinead O'Connor, 1988
Laura Levine, Siouxsie Sioux, 1982
Laura Levine, Siouxsie Sioux, 1982
Laura Levine, The Clash, 1981
Laura Levine, The Clash, 1981
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