bio

Lev L. Spiro is best known for his work directing film and television, with over 165 episodes, pilots and features to his credit including Emmy Award winning series such as Orange is the New Black, Modern Family, Weeds, Arrested Development, Everybody Hates Chris, Ugly Betty, The O.C., Gilmore Girls and many more.

In 2020 Lev realized that 23 of the 24 frames per second he’s been shooting for the past few decades weren’t strictly necessary, and turned his creative focus to his lifelong passion for fine art photography. He’s studied extensively with Susan Burnstine and Eddie Soloway, and worked intensively in workshops with Aline Smithson, Maggie Taylor, Laurie Klein, Kristi Odom, Reid Callanan, Kathleen Clemens and Glenn Randall, as well as taking classes with Keith Carter and Nevada Wier.

A longtime lover of travel, street photography and landscapes, Lev has only recently turned his attention to the more intimate landscape of his gardens. Images from the series “Fugitive Light” were selected for his first group exhibitions; “Let the Light Shine In” at the Lightbox Gallery in Astoria, OR, “Botanicals” at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, VT, “Flora” at the SE Center for Photography in Greensboro, SC, a Juried Exhibition at the Center for Photographic Arts in Carmel, CA, and also for the online photo journal “What Will You Remember” curated by Suzanne Revy in January 2021. His work has also been published in GeoEx’s travel catalog of 2019.

Lev lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, writer/producer Melissa Rosenberg, and their two dogs T. Beau and Luna, who like to accompany him and occasionally offer suggestions as he makes images.