David Levine

NFT Collection

The Man Who Shot the 80s.

David Levine is well known for his photographs of international superstars such as Annie Lennox, Elvis Costello and Iggy Pop. He is also known for his record sleeve shots, music industry magazines and his work in fashion and beauty. David’s impressive images have been exhibited globally, including galleries in the UK and Tokyo as well as having some of his work in a permanent collection at The National Portrait Gallery, London.

David Levine started his career in 1977 while working as a photographer’s assistant. He went on to photograph artists live in concert and worked as a stills photographer on music videos with the director Tim Pope. As well as working with Culture Club, Levine also worked with a number of other 1980s acts including ABC, The Cure, Kylie Minogue, Jermaine Jackson, 5 Star, and Siouxsie Sioux. Levine quickly established a style of work in the studio, much copied by other music photographs in the 80’s and indeed today his influence can still be seen. That style earned him the nickname ‘The man who shot the 80’s’. Always filming throughout his stills career, his music videos are as typically stylish and gritty as his stills. Levine’s work in both stills and film achieves a style unique to him.

Levine was invited to lecture at the University of Arts London, London College of Fashion in 2014. He lectured in Fashion Photography while continuing with his busy photography and film career. Levine’s 2009 portrait of Paul Nicholls is held in the National Portrait Gallery. Levine is currently lecturing on The Art of Fashion and Beauty Photography and Film at the University of Arts London, London College of Fashion.

Boy George. Iggy Pop. Annie Lennox. Kylie Minogue. Siouxsie Sioux. Robert Smith. Public Enemy. Peter Murphy…