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From Assistant to Photographer: Katie Levine Launches Her Fashion Career

July 2, 2018

By David Walker

© Katie Levine

Katie Levine’s photography career started to take off after PAPER magazine’s chief creative officer Drew Elliott saw her portraits of Lucky Blue Smith on Instagram. Levine was hired by V magazine to shoot video of Smith, but also got a chance to shoot some portraits “because he and I got along so well,” she says.

Katie Levine’s big break as a professional photographer came last year after Lucky Blue Smith, a model with more than 3 million Instagram followers, posted a portrait by Levine on his Instagram feed. V magazine had hired Levine in September 2016 to shoot some video of Smith, but she got a chance to shoot portraits, too, “because he and I...

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