Beginning around 1960, Joel Levinson, the founder and director of the Daring Diagonal Virtual Museum, began photographing expressions of Diagonality in his travels around the world. Some photos were taken in museums, some on street corners, others face-to-face with famous buildings.
Sometimes Levinson used his camera in lieu of a notepad to record something useful or curious in his study of the Phenomenon of Diagonality. These shots are often “photos taken on the fly,” snapped as he walked through a museum, or strolled through a city, or rode a bus. On other occasions, he has taken time to ponder a subject and create a more artful photograph. The selection here is intended to give a sense of the things that have captured his eye in various cities and countries around the world. Diagonality may appear in the subject matter, the aesthetic composition, or both. Collectively, they express the broad range of subject matter that has been impacted by the diagonal motif, or which unintentionally have inspired artists and architects looking to expand their horizons.
This collection of photographs will be expanded as time and travels permit. Some photographs may become the feature image in a new exhibit in one of the DDVM galleries.