by Robert Levy, M.D.
The tagline on this website mentions the number of days I’m away from home each year seeking “your ultimate image,” and at the rate I’ve been going lately, that tagline is no exaggeration.
Since the New Year, I’ve been on photo shoots in New York City, Costa Rica, Iguazu Falls, Patagonia, Easter Island, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, China, and Japan. That was an incredible whirlwind trip with a National Geographic photo team, which I followed with a quick trip to the Yucatan Peninsula. From there I went to New Orleans for their Jazz Fest, and then returned home to prepare for what proved to be a very successful show at Coos Bay Oregon’s Black Market Gourmet. It was great to see old friends and very gratifying to see the strong sales and the positive response to my work.
I’ve also been working hard to make the Print Store on these pages accessible and engaging for everyone wanting a custom, signed print of my work. We’ve now got a fabulous large format printer, which allows me to custom-print on 17” wide paper of any length, which makes for rather dramatic panoramic images. Of course, all prints are on high quality paper ideal for professional mounting and framing. I’m also producing a wide range of images on custom-printed/signed greeting cards, as well as spectacular full-format 18-month calendars available in a selection of themes.
Yes, I’ve been busy!
As this is being posted, I’m in the Galapagos Islands on a Visionary Wild photo expedition in the company of renowned nature and wildlife photographers Tom Mangelsen, Franz Lanting, and Art Wolfe, whose collaborative approach to adventure imagery continues to push me toward even greater technical and aesthetic heights.
Accompanying me on this trip is Jennifer Aldrich, herself a brilliantly talented photographer...and I’m not saying this just because she’s my daughter! Jennifer has the gift of a “natural eye” for subject-lighting-composition, and I’ve never seen anything she’s shot alongside me that didn’t surpass my own work. This trip to the Galapagos will undoubtedly produce some magical work from her.
Looking forward a bit, this summer I’ll be returning to Alaska to (hopefully) get those “nailed it” shots of the bears during their salmon fishing season. And then, if all goes as planned, I’ll be in New Zealand in the Fall with Visionary Wild and National Geographic photographers Michael Melford and Justin Black. And if I survive that (I’m told we’re shooting from helicopters with the doors off!), I hope to make it back to Africa with a return trip to Cuba planned for December.
As I think about this great adventure, I realize that traveling and working alongside gifted fellow photographers has truly centered my life. I hope you’ll return to these pages regularly as I continue to share my work here (and on those sites where it can be licensed for commercial use) and to share the excitement I feel behind the lens on every day of my life journey.
I’d write more...but I’ve got a camera in my hand and it’s time to shoot!