Michael Lavine

Michael Lavine

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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. His latest series of photographs, Swan Song, are wildly vibrant portraits of female singers based in Brooklyn.

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