Pinch and a punch and all that…..Here is a beautiful site showing amazingly calm and tranquil images from the sea. Wayne Levin was born in Los Angeles in 1945. His father gave him a Brownie camera, and a little kit to develop his own film, for his 12th birthday and from that early age he was hooked on photography. After graduating high school in 1962 he attended Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. Motivated to participate in the Civil Rights movement he left Brooks in 1964. Over the next several years he worked with the Congress of Racial Equality and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.Skipping forward to the 90s, from 1999 to 2001, Wayne traveled throughout the United States and Japan photographing aquariums. His objective was to investigate the phenomena of society creating hi-tech mini oceans as the world’s oceans become increasingly endangered. This project led to the book, Other Oceans, published by University of Hawaii Press in 2001.
In recent years Wayne has continued to focus on depicting the underwater world in black and white. He has photographed sea life, surfers, canoe paddlers, free divers, swimmers, shipwrecks, seascapes and aquariums. In short, he has attempted to depict as many aspects of the ocean as possible within the boundaries of the black and white genre. The images, are superbly powerful when cast in black and white, often illustrating the ominous power of the deep. www.waynelevinimages.com