David Leventi grew up in Chappaqua, NY and Nantucket, MA. In 2001, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. His photographs have been widely published in Culture + Travel, Vanity Fair, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, BlackBook, Travel & Leisure, Best Life, Forbes, I.D. Magazine, New York, LIFE Magazine, Time Out New York, and Time Out New York Kids. His advertising work includes projects for Pentagram, Concrete Brand Imaging Group, The Howard Gilman Foundation, Knoll International and R 20th Century Design.
Leventi’s current project, titled “Bjoerling’s Larynx,” records the interiors of world-famous opera houses. Photographed with a large-format view camera, this body of work is architecturally meticulous. The large prints historically document these national landmarks, capturing rows of velvet seats, ornate private boxes, chandeliers and gilt decorations in incredible detail. He will be having a solo show of this work at Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans on August 7- September 11, 2010. He is represented by Greenhouse Reps and shows with Bonni Benrubi Gallery.