OCEAN RESIDENTS AND WATER PEOPLE
As a witness of ocean pollution, the impact of overfishing, habitat degradation, the destruction of the coral reef, Levin talked about the current state of our oceans from his view. "The purpose of some of my work is to educate and raise awareness about the ocean, but some of my work is to make people wonder, question their preconceptions of reality," he says.
Over the past fifty years, Wayne Levin used his curiosity for life beneath the surface to document the ocean from every angle through analog photography. From dolphins to jelly fish, from tiger sharks to humpback whales, his shots display an incredible amount of sea creatures.
This book is an archival representation of Wayne Levin's photography, focusing on processes of collection, curation and organization, exploring the limits of what a publication can be and how we interact with an archive.
With the first half of the book consisting of 100 vertical photographs, and the second half displaying full-blown double spread images, this book attempts create a space to allow the reader to feel as though they are deep within the ocean.
"The ocean is more magical than most people realize."