From the moment he first grabbed a camera as a preadolescent, John Livzey realized he had found the one medium that would let him express himself completely. Whether he’s photographing presidents, rock stars, the scoop of an earthmover, wind farms, the rush of water or a spider’s web, Livzey uses his lens to speak to his audience and speak for his clients. Renowned photographer Edward Weston once said,“Photography is the perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.” Nothing better describes John Livzey and his work.
“The secret to a great photo is that there is no secret. The image is already there, all you have to do is to know where to look. No camera or technology can do that for you.”
By the time you tear yourself away from a John Livzey photo, something about your field of vision has fundamentally changed. It’s not simply that he is a master at capturing the striking image or preserving the fleeting moment. It’s that Livzey is both a keen observer and a consummate interpreter of the world around him. With an eye that is exquisitely attuned to seeking out the singular, he distills the essence of his subjects, revealing dimensions and meaning we never would have grasped on our own. In his hands, a camera becomes a catalyst, turning the mundane into the transcendent.