Stu Levy lives in Portland and has led photography workshops on the Oregon Coast for 35 years. He is also a Grateful Deadhead, and reached the pinnacle of his photo career in 2013 when the Grateful Dead issued a double-vinyl album including five of his photos of the band. In his spare time, he is a semi-retired Family Medicine physician.
“My photographs often involve fragile landscapes in which I feel a sense of timelessness . The landscape, however, is only my stimulus or point of departure. I ask the question, ‘What else is the landscape,’ and it is the ‘what else’ that I try to photograph.”
A selection of these was published by Lenswork in 2014.
“I also create ‘Grid-Portraits’ of artists and craftsmen. Using several images contact printed together, a space and time scan is made of the subjects in their environments. In addition, references are made to the making of the photograph and to my own interaction with the subjects as I explore the process of perception and visual synthesis.”
A monograph has been published by Nazraeli Press.
Public collections include:
Center for Creative Photography, the George Eastman House, the Portland Art Museum and the Wilson Centre for Photography.