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Peter Levi
I live in a suburban area to Stockholm with my wife and son. My passions are street photography and Long Exposure fine art photography. I need both genres as they complete my photographical needs. It's like a Yin and Yang thing.

I have been interested in photography since my teenage years. I didn´t start to actually practice photography until many years later. Instead I spent my time looking, learning and dreaming about being a photographer.

The kind of photography that always inspired me was the work of famous documentary/reportage photographers. I loved how they made art out of ordinary life. And I was facinated how for example a war photographer could produce a sense of beauty out of something that at the same time also was horrible. To provoke so many conflicting emotions in one single frame.

Entries by Peter Levi

In Search of the Sea Gypsies (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 4:13 PM

After a long tedious flight cramped into a seat built for a munchkin instead of a 6'4" Swede, I was finally there.

Stepping off the plane was an experience in itself.

As a cold-blooded Scandinavian, I'm used to a dry, cool climate.

Even when it´s hot, it is still cool,...

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Beer and Bad Shots (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2014 | 11:32 AM

I stepped on the bus and sat down beside two ladies in their mid-30s. Both had ducklips and obvious unproportional "racks."

They discussed their recent contacts from a dating site.

"Oh, this one is 6'4", has arms like, oh my god! Also, he is an engineer," the blond one said...

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Street Photography in Stockholm (Pt. 2)

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 2:44 PM

Just a few days left before I leave for Thailand.

I'm more or less done packing. I'm traveling light. Everything I need fits in my backpack.
If I need something, I'll buy it there. This gives me a very satisfying sense of freedom.
I am more or less...

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Street Photography in Stockholm

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 3:48 PM

It's been a while.

As I read through my last articles, I can see how much my photographic preferences have changed. I am different. My world is different. How I view life is different. My photography has changed.

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The Photographic Inspiration Of Travelling (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 1:10 PM

My darling wife and I sat on the couch one day and just browsed through some images on the
internet. All of a sudden she said something that isn't new, but still worth thinking about.

"Pictures that I like are the ones I'd like to step into, to...

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Open and Closed Photographs (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted April 12, 2012 | 1:23 PM

I read a short quote by a Magnum photographer named Paolo Pellegrin and it went like this:

"I'm more interested in a photography that is 'unfinished' -- a photography that is suggestive and can trigger a conversation or dialogue. There are pictures that are closed, finished, to which there is...

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Street Photography -- Close Vs. Distance

(3) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 10:32 AM

As a photographer you will eventually learn all of the great masters' wise words.

One nugget that has really stuck with me was by Robert Capa, who said, "If the shot ain't good enough, you're not close enough." In many situations that is a correct statement, but of course with...

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Street Photography from Stockholm (PHOTOS)

(9) Comments | Posted March 20, 2012 | 10:00 AM

Years ago, I'd go to the local library to browse through all the photographic literature I could find. My favorite was a big, heavy book about the famous Magnum photographers and their work capturing life as it was -- and is.

I was facinated by how photographs of misery,...

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