I am a journalist, researcher, and lecturer in media based in London. I also photograph.
My trajectory using photography started during my degree in journalism. At university, I could experiment with borrowed cameras while trying to follow a tradition of 'realistic' photography much inherited from the supremacy of photographing for the media.
After living in various parts of the world, I learned about the value of carrying my camera around. I set out to register scenes randomly. I never knew what I was doing or why. Twenty years later, I developed a portfolio that comprises these impressions repurposed into lines of inquiry.
Here on the website, I introduced a small sample of each series. After all these years, I realised that my work has a take on urban life from a very intimate, untransferable perspective.
If I could define what I do, I would say I portray desires while observing public life as de-institutionalised or devoid of meaning as possible. I like to spot relationships between people and their immediate space.
I am currently editing my first book, including the series Cities, Blurs, and Shapes. check out my website heltonlevy.net for more.
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