Levon Biss is a British photographer born in London. Throughout his career Levon's work has covered a wide range of photographic genres, including portraiture, documentary and sport. His work has been exhibited around the world his prints are housed in numerous museum and private collections.
Levon's first book, One Love, took him to 28 countries to document 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.
Most recently, Levon’s passion for nature and photography have come together to create Microsculpture, a unique photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification that has taken the genre of macro photography to an entirely new level. Levon has adapted traditional techniques to create a photographic process that reveals the minute detail of insects in a resolution never seen before. It has been described as a beautiful marriage between art and science.
His photographs are printed in large-scale formats, with insects that are only millimeters long being presented as 3 metre high prints. Each image takes 4 weeks to create and are produced from up to 10,000 individual photographs. A book of the Microsculpture photography is published by Abrams, with the exhibition currently on tour in Europe. The microscopic detail in this work is also available to view online at www.microsculpture.net.
For his latest project Levon has turned his attention to Amber inclusions. Trapped within hardened tree resin for over 40 million years these insects are no longer than 3mm, yet Levon's photographs still display the microscopic detail in all its beauty.
Levon's portrait subjects include names such as Quentin Tarantino, President Macron and Usain Bolt, with his work appearing on the covers TIME, The New York Times and GQ. His creativity continues to be in regular demand from commercial brands and museums around the world.