Esteemed rock photographer Michael Lavine, renowned for his iconic portraits of musicians such Kurt Cobain, Notorious B.I.G, and David Bowie, has been making his own brand of visually unique images of celebrities for over 30 years.
His photographs of luminaries such as Jay-Z, Tilda Swinton and Brian Cranston have graced magazine covers around the world. Working extensively in the Network Television industry, he’s shot advertising campaigns for shows such as Empire, Black Monday and The Following. A leading photographer in the Hip Hop world, Michael has shot album covers for The Wu Tang, OutKast, Lil’ Kim, and P Diddy.
In 1996 Simon & Schuster published “Noise from the Underground” a book of Michael’s photographs of bands; including Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and Soundgarden, In 2009, Abrams published “GRUNGE” a book of Michael’s photographs documenting the Seattle punk scene of the 80’s. Michael has written and directed several dramatic short films. His short WEEKEND AWAY (starring Sophia Takal) played at numerous festivals.
His latest project is a metaphysical sci-fi stop-motion animation film called THE DARK ODYSSEY, and is playing festivals all around the world.
Film: The Dark Odyssey