Born in Mexico City in 1963, Moises Levy is a lifelong resident there, and works in the city as an established architect. His earliest interest in architecture and photography occurred on a trip to New York City when he was 13 years old. “I was fascinated with the buildings and the evening shadows of the city.”
In 1982, when he began his studies in architecture at Universidad Iberoamericana, his appreciation of the natural relation between light and architecture was deepened. Subsequent travel to Boston, Paris and Venice served to illuminate the unbreakable bond between architecture and its relationship with light. It was this early interest in the qualities of light that lead Levy to photography, and as a counterpoint to his work as an architect he has now been drawn to landscape work.
About 15 years ago (1998) he began to explore photography more deeply, with a broad interest in artistic composition, influences, history and styles. Levy appreciates the history of the medium, and states that he has learned from the photographic work of Sebastião Salgado, Edward Weston, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, and Eugene Atget. From other creative venues his musical preference is classical, and includes Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi, and he enjoys the written works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Edgar Allen Poe.
Although much of his photographic studies have been self-taught, he has taken several workshops along the way (with Academia de Artes Visuales Dan Burkholder, Mark Nelson, Byron Brauchli ). While his career is centered on architecture, and his appreciation of light began there, he states “I have a preference for landscape photography because it lets me be more organic and flexible than my work as an architect.” For that reason he is working on a project titled Naked Earth – where land meets sky – and nary a support column in sight.
Works with: Alpa and Hasselblad Cameras with PhaseOne IQ260 digital back and every other camera you can imagine.