For Nadine Levin, photography is a way of letting nature speak for itself. She does not distort or manipulate any of her images, relying instead on light, filters and lenses to transform nature into a world that expresses her personal vision. “I try to capture simple images from everyday life, that we so often overlook,” she says, “and present them as art.” While Levin’s images, which she prints on canvas, do have an air of simplicity, her elegant sense of composition, as well as her eye for texture and detail, give them a subtlety and complexity that reward multiple viewings.
Levin is particularly good at working in infrared photography, using that part of the light spectrum to heighten shapes, forms and contrasts. The delicacy of leaves and the surfaces of tree bark or stone walls are brought vividly alive for the viewer while also exhibiting a formal precision and clarity that lift them out of their immediate surroundings. That combination of traditional photography with what Levin calls her “more contemporary and thought-provoking approach” makes her work unique.