bio

Lev L. Spiro is a photographer and filmmaker whose fine art photography alternates between two visions of our humanity; one that tries to convey the sense of mystery and wonder he finds in both the natural and anthropogenic worlds -- and another that tries to make sense of the tragedy of the human condition, often 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 Aline Smithson and Maggie Taylor.  Images from his series “Fugitive Light” and "Night Creatures" have been chosen for multiple group exhibitions from September 2020 through present.

 

Lev is best known for his work directing over 165 television 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 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 makes images.