Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Yvette Coronado submits David Levinthal

David Levinthal is a American photographer, whose work focuses on U.S. pop culture. Levinthal uses a large format Poloroid Land camera(there are only five known to exist)and he employs small toys set in miniature scenarios in his photography. His Americana subject matter has included the wild west, Barbie, and baseball. This photograph is from his American Beauties series from 1989 -1990, and is 20"x24". Levinthal's use of dramatic lighting and soft focus endows a dreamlike quality to his work. I enjoy Levinthal's photography not only for his use of rare Poloroid film and cameras, but also for his creative tiny scenarios which are blown up and fashion a story that we must follow with our imagination.
Check out more of Levinthal's work at http://www.davidlevinthal.com

1 comment:

  1. Wow-- I am loving the miniatures! Where did he find the awesome XXX dolls? HA! Crazy thing is he makes the images so personal you almost have to take a second look because you think it couldn't possibly be a doll. Very cool indeed! :)