With a gift for creating unobtrusive settings that reflect the individual style of her sitters, Gemma Levine's career has encompassed hundreds of encounters with the most well-known and fascinating people in Britain. As Sir John Gielgud has said, 'It is an unexpected pleasure to submit oneself to an artist whom one can relax with on such easy terms and whose pictures are so successfully expressive.' Her unique relationship with the sculptor Henry Moore led her to create intimate photographs of his working practices over a ten-year period, until his death in 1986. These insightful and personal images documenting his creative process are now held at the Tate, where Gemma Levine lectures on the sculptor, providing invaluable insights into his work during his later years.
She has also spent many years visiting and photographing Israel and its people. In this rich and diverse memoir, these fascinating tales are recounted alongside the striking imagery with which she has made her name. Incorporating personal reflections, amusing anecdotes and handwritten letters from the great and the good, along with observations on the complex relationship between photographer and sitter, this stunning book is a treat for photography enthusiasts, and anyone interested in British arts and society over the past 30 years.