Extracts of the Ordinary
I am fascinated with odd and curious fragments of commonplace public spaces that normally go unnoticed. Discovered through careful attention to the mundane, these vignettes occasionally appear when potential strangeness momentarily blossoms into juxtaposition and serendipity.
The top of a red ladder peeks into an abstract architectural tableau. A puffy cloud forms a large hat on a small antenna. The shadow of an enormous flag peers down on an unsuspecting newspaper reader.
The ordinary, viewed through the lens of a particular imagination, can reveal unexpected outcomes.
Mark Levinson is a photographer living in Lincoln, MA. He studied photography at M.I.T. in the 1970’s and more recently at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. During a long career in high-tech, he has remained passionate about his personal photography, pursuing a distinctive vision of the urban and natural world.
Levinson’s work has been exhibited in many local shows, including the juried Mass Art annual Spring auction, and his work has been licensed for use on several web sites. He has photographed extensively for the Sudbury Valley Trustees, a Massachusetts land conservation organization. Many of his landscape photographs of SVT properties have appeared on their web site and in their publications, and have been important aids to their conservation efforts.
He is a member of the Griffin Museum of Photography and on board of directors of the Bedford, MA Center for the Arts Photo Group.
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