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Levon Biss

Levon Biss

Microphotography

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Levon Biss is a British photographer born in London. He began shooting with his father’s camera as a teenager and went professional at the age of 22. Since then, his work has covered a wide breath of photographic genres, from portrait to documentary and sport. In the last 2 years he has turned his attention to macro.

In 2006 he produced his first book, One Love, in which he travelled to 28 countries documenting the culture of soccer. The project covered all levels of the game, from children playing in the mountains of Peru to professionals plying their trade at international level. The photography from One Love produced a touring exhibition, displayed in 17 countries over 2 years.

Biss portrait subjects have included names such as Quentin Tarantino and Usain Bolt, with his work appearing on the covers TIME, The New York Times, GQ and Sports Illustrated. His creativity continues to be in regular demand from commercial brands around the world.

Levon's passion for nature and photography has now melted together to create Microsculpture, a unique photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification that has taken the genre of macrophotography to an entirely new level. Biss has adapted traditional macro techniques to create a photographic process that reveals the minute detail of insects in a resolution never seen before.

His photographs are printed in large-scale formats, with insects that are only millimeters long being presented as 3 meter high prints. Each image takes over 3 weeks to create and are produced from over 8000 individual photographs.

His work has won numerous awards over the years and in 2016 he was honoured with a Fellowship to the Royal Photographic Society.

Levon will be exhibiting his Mictosculpture collection, conducting a behind the lens screening and sitting on the portfolio review panel.

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Sharjah Media

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Canon