Levine was recognized
by the magazine for his skills as a wedding photographer, but in
addition to that he also takes regular portraits, commercial photos and
shoots Bar Mitzvahs and other events.
Levine said he received
a phone call about two weeks ago from Boston Magazine informing him he
had been selected. He said he was really pleased to have his various
"I was excited," said
Levine. "It feels good knowing all the hard work, technical knowledge
and creativity is being recognized."
Levine, who moved to
town in 2000, said he believes the combination of these three abilities
as well as his people skills were what helped him win the recognition of
Levine said although
photography can be difficult to get into, he was able to excel due to
what he learned from his father, who was also a photographer. He said he
draws a great deal of inspiration from his father, who served as one of
his influences to get into the field of photography.
Levine said he believes
growing up watching his father was a great help.
"It’s not the easiest
profession in the world, but it’s easily the most satisfying one," he
Levine said one of the
greatest challenges in taking photos at weddings is addressing the
apprehension or anxiety that brides and or grooms frequently exhibit on
their big day. He said one of the keys to success is being able to relax
people, despite the family dynamics and the momentousness of the
Levine added he uses
his everyday people skills in order to calm the situation to help
"create beautiful photographs."
Although it may be
difficult to pick a favorite photograph in a career that spans 20 years,
Levine said one of the most meaningful photos to him was a portrait he
took of his late father in the 1980s.
Levine described the
portrait as "priceless," saying not only was it a great photo, but also
a significant one as it was one of the few that featured his father.
There is an old adage
that says a picture is worth a thousand words and it appears Levine
embraces this idea. When asked if there was anything else he wanted to
add regarding his skills or accomplishments, all Levine had to say was,
"I let my photographs tell that story."
Levine works out of The
Studio, at 21 Fieldstone Drive, Stoneham. His Web site is