21st century technology reaches back to the beginning of time to produce the first of its kind in a photographic essay depicting the Seven Days of Creation. Fred Leavitt, artist and photographer, shot hundreds of rolls of film, traveled 25,000 miles in forty states and spent over 2,000 hours on the computer to produce this body of work. The project took approximately one year to complete. The text used in the creation of this digital art series was taken from the King James Version of the Bible, Genesis, Chapter I. The subject matter of the Seven Days of Creation has been and is a timeless source of inspiration to millions throughout the centuries and around the world.
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Fred took all of the individual photographs to make up this series with the exception of two photos that were taken of him by his wife. He worked over 1,400 hours on this project. The photographs were made on film and scanned. The images were then manipulated using Adobe Photoshop 5.0.
The collection is limited to 150 sets of seven signed and numbered , 13 x 19 archival prints, mounted and matted on 20 x 24" archival board. Each print is hand pulled by the artist and guaranteed to last over two centuries.
About the Artist
Fred Leavitt is an award-winning photographer of 35 years [background], whose work is found in museums across the country, including the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida, and the Santa Barbara Museum in California. Fred also has work in the Vatican collection in Rome. He has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and has been featured in a number of magazines and newspapers on a regular basis, including National Geographic, Look, and Life.
Mr. Leavitt has three books in publication, Fred Leavitt's Chicago, Pullman Portrait of a Landmark Community, and is the illustrator for Lies People Believe About Animals (Susan Sussman, author).