bio

Lev L. Spiro is a filmmaker and photographer, best known for his work directing over 165 episodes, pilots and features, including Emmy-award winning series such as Orange is the New Black, Modern Family, Weeds and Arrested Development.  His films “Minutemen” and “Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie” won a Director’s Guild  nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, and the Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program, respectively.

Lev’s fine art photography alternates between two visions of our humanity.  One tries to convey the constant sense of wonder, mystery and awe he finds in both the natural and anthropogenic worlds.  Another tries to make sense of the tragedy of the human condition through the use of humor.

A longtime lover of travel, street photography and landscapes, Lev has only recently turned his attention to the more intimate landscape of his gardens.  He has studied extensively with photographers Susan Burnstine and Eddie Soloway, as well as taking intensive workshops with Aline Smithson, Laurie Klein, Maggie Taylor, Reid Callanan and Kristi Odom.  Images from his series “Fugitive Light” and "Night Creatures" have been chosen for multiple group exhibitions from September 2020 through present.

Lev lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, writer/producer Melissa Rosenberg and their two dogs T. Beau and Luna, who often accompany him and make helpful suggestions as he photographs.