Mick F. Cantarella

New York City  NY  /  Bethlehem  CT


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Mick Cantarella, AKA “Levels”, grew to fame and fortune with a small demo studio and one large desire for quality time with his TV and a bag of sunflower seeds (pre-shelled).

Born to a father who was an amateur photographer and mother an artist, Mick was raised in Paris France and Brooklyn NY, and now lives in Tribeca NYC. After graduating from CUNY with a BS in Communications Media, he owned and operated Grampa Audio Recording Studios for 35 years.  Now as a developing photographic artist, Mick has been showing in the downtown Manhattan area. 

Influences include Pablo Picasso, and other expressionists from the early 1900's, Milton Avery, Edward Steichen, Wynn Bullock, Bruce Davidson, Sally Mann, Sasha Nikitin, Brian Eno and old reggae album covers. 

- I could write about how I am showing the duality of a person, or how I’m taking environmental portraiture to it’s extreme conclusion. I just think these images looks cool, but if you need the standard spiel, here you go…

I am always exploring new styles, though throughout my journey, I am always interested in human beings. My current concept Permutations, when photographed in the subject’s home, goes beyond environmental portraiture. Often I try combined objects belonging to person, on to the subject themselves. This may actually say less about the person then a typical environmental portrait, but it is certainty more unique. 



Where Are The Roads by Genes And Machines

Wendy (I Am Anthropology) by Lily Cowles

Phantom Penis by Cream Team


All photography (c) 2000 - 2019 / Mick Cantarella Photography, LLC, LTD, PBA, A&P, Etc.

Images my not be used without owners written permission (as if I really could stop you).


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