Levi Mandel was born in Seattle in 1985. Aside from having the best CV I've ever read, Levi's transparency is one that follows true in his body of work-—there's no time for the typical. His approach to photography exemplifies the hunter vs. gatherer mentality we're stuck with as photographers in 2013: instead of jamming a frowning girl in front of a white wall, he spends his time searching for something worthwhile to photograph. The honest and democratic approach to photography is a seductive one, or so his list of clients would have you believe. Oh, and I guess he shot video for Ryan McGinley on one of his cross-country road trips. Not bad for someone who was suspended from school for graffiti in 1997.
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