For a very long time I thought about what I should write here, I even considered writing nothing at all, and just letting my photos speak for me. I believe that is the reason I actually took up photography in the first place. It allows me to speak, communicate, and say things without talking.
However, I also think it is also important for potential clients to know a little bit about who I am as a person, and know my personality somewhat. So here it goes.......
Well, my name is Dustin Levine, and I am an american photographer and movie watcher, who is originally from New York, but currently living in Lima, Peru. I am surviving in a Spanish speaking country without properly speaking the language, but by speaking with my photographs and showing that the language of light is universal.
I self smarted myself in photography, and while photography is my main passion, no doubt about that, I have many other interests too. I am also known for my love of nature, animals, and everything bagels with scallion cream cheese. When I am not taking or editing photographs, I enjoy going running daily, tasting new foods, and screaming at garbage trucks with my dog Itchy together. Oh how we just loathe garbage trucks, don't we Itchy. Who do THEY think they are taking OUR garbage! The audacity!
To me the best thing about being a photographer is not just the images that I get to produce. It is about the people that I meet and the friends that I make. As well as the places and things that I get to go and see. Photography really is about more than just the photographs, it has given me experiences that if it were not for the camera in my hand, they would have never happened. The camera is a passport, and it gives me access to things I would have never considered observing or even taking part in. It just opens up the whole world to me, and I look at everything differently because of that.
I also work in many different photographic genres and can produce many different styles. I find myself being able to work on any kind of assignment, and I feel I have the ability to work with many different types of people, environments, and in all conditions. I am a problem solver, I can adapt to whatever my clients need, and I believe I can produce high quality images in any scenario. I strive to make inspiring images no matter what's the approach is. Whether that means me blending into the background to capture great candid shots or laying on a filthy outdoor street to get the best angle. I also just love to do it all, I love to take photos. There is so much out there to see and share.
When you hire me, you deal with me, from the very first email contact, to final delivery of the product, it is me and always me. So please contact me to discuss any photographic projects you have in mind, or if you have any questions at all. They don't even have to be photography related questions, I actually know a lot about solving squirrel problems, my father taught me everything I know about that. So email me about your squirrel problems too. But honestly, I am confident I can produce what you need based on my past experiences. You just tell me what you need, when you need it, and I will work my tail off to deliver that to you.
Even though I am currently living in Peru, I have a passport, and I always have my luggage packed and ready to go. So I am willing and able to travel when and wherever you need me.
I am my job, and to some that might sound like a bad thing, but I am a photographer, and I can honestly say I love my job.