Just One More…: A Photographer's Memoir
By: Gemma Levine
In 1975 Gemma Levine boldly entered the world of professional photography, as an amateur, to chronicle the work of the sculptor Henry Moore. They forged a unique bond, and under Moore’s tutelage she went on to develop her own striking photographic style, building a diverse and unexpected career that took her from the deserts of Israel to Buckingham Palace as one of Britain’s leading portrait photographers: ‘With a camera in my hand, I have come to see the world as full of infinite possibilities.’
Containing more than 150 stunning images from a rich body of work that spans nearly four decades, this beautiful volume relates her special relationship with Moore; travels across Israel, including encounters with Golda Meir, Moshe Dayan and Yitzhak Rabin; and interactions, by turns amusing and poignant, with many of Britain’s most remarkable personalities, from Sir John Gielgud and Sir Nigel Hawthorne to Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair and Diana, Princess of Wales.
A good photographer must like people and be liked by the people she photographs. This is true of Gemma – and it shows.
- Sir David Frost
She has a genius for putting her sitters completely at their ease and photographs them in unguarded moments when they are not straining for effect. That’s why she’s so good.
- Sir Nigel Hawthorne
Gemma is an inspiration to her profession.
- The Rt. Hon. Baroness Betty Boothroyd