The Queen of Chris Levine - is a mesmerizing and beautiful portrait we fell in love with. It is titled Lightness of Being and is a holographic portrait on lightbox, by Chris Levine.
Chris Levine calls himself a “light artist” and his work often utilises technology and the cross fertilisation of technique and talent by way of collaborative projects. He was for sometime involved in the design and production of holographic images and through this work developed a good working understanding of the laser – the purest form of light available to man. More recently he has developed a fascination with the medium of LED and the means to modulate pure colour and imagery that makes seeing truly an experience. For the current The Queen: Art and Image exhibition, he was asked to create a photographic portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll.
“During the shoot, there was a lot of bright light, noise, and each exposure took eight seconds, which is a long time to have to sit still. I wanted the Queen to feel peaceful, so I asked her to rest between shots; this was a moment of stillness that just happened.”
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To mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, the National Portrait Gallery in London has an innovative touring exhibition bringing together 60 of the most remarkable and resonant images of Elizabeth II spanning the 60 years of her reign – some on public display for the first time. The Queen: Art and Image toured to British venues before being opening in London. It is exhibiting through October 21st, 2012.