Cheryl Levin is a retired clinical psychologist and urban photographer. She is currently exploring junkyards across the state of Florida and photographing scrap materials prior to recycling. She finds beauty in unusual places, such as the bottoms of bins of old electronics components. She photographs scrap materials because of the detailed patterns, textures and colors they reveal. Themes of her previous shows have included explorations of deterioration (both of the landscape and the human body), rusted metal, traditional Irish landscapes as well as Boston cityscapes.
Prior to moving to Florida in 2013, Cheryl exhibited at the Alchemy Gallery, Boston City Hall, the West Roxbury Public Library, the Goddard House, as well as in many Boston businesses and restaurants. Some of her photos also were shown at the Lahey Clinic, the Seniors in Art traveling exhibition and the Boston Home. She participated regularly in art events such as Roslindale Open Studios and Jamaica Plain First Thursdays. In Florida she exhibited at the Southshore Library, the Carrollwood Cultural Center, the Spain Restaurant, the TECO Public Gallery, and The Bunker at Ybor City. Many of her photos have won prizes in Boston and Sun City Center competitions. She lives in Sun City Center, Florida with her husband, writer and photographer Peter Bates.