the links provided at the end of this post, but additionally, I'd like to feature some new ones here from time to time. So let's begin -
A quick breakdown of toy photography's history. It's linked back to the invention of photography, and to the practice of still life in art.
Photographers who at least dabbled in photographs of toys, miniatures, figurines and the like, a timeline. Click the names to learn more. Links and Photographer listing will be updated as I find more to add. [Last Updated December 27, 2020] 1898 Albert Smith & James Stuart Blackton 1898 Edward H. Amet 1912 Adolph de Meyer... Continue Reading →
As you may well know, my sister and I went to the opening of the David Levinthal exhibit at the Smithsonian in DC. A very cool feature of that exhibit, is that one of David Levinthal's dioramas is on display. To my understanding, Levinthal commissions custom pieces for him to then assemble to the needs... Continue Reading →
"There is less in my photographs than meets the eye. I look at my work as a narrative that taps into each individuals own memory." David Levinthal just turned 70, which makes it 40 years since his first NY gallery show and 53 years since he began his exploration of photography. The Smithsonian American Art... Continue Reading →
The original text of this article has been modified 3/21/2019. I want to discuss the history of the use of miniatures and toys in photographic works. I've seen a lot lately, listing artists from the 2010s as being founders of the field, and while they're great artists, I think we all need to look back... Continue Reading →
Last semester I did a project for my photo history class on David Levinthal. I took a chance and e-mailed his studio. To my surprise and delight he responded! On top of that, he gave me permission to share his responses to my questions with you! Below is David Levinthal's answer to the questions: Why do you... Continue Reading →