So what’s the deal with the name “Mister Levius”?
Eh…no big reason really- I needed a photography biz name when I first started out and everyone seems to think my last name, Levius, sounds pretty cool
(sometimes I think it’s bothersome because people
mispronounce it 80% of the time).
It’s a Guyanese last name,
shared by my father who was born and raised there.
Along with the unique name, I’ve experienced a weird phenomenon over the years: a significant amount of people, whether they know me well or not, have called me “Mr. Levius” 100% independent of one another, from 7th grade in Bowie, Maryland to my time at Emory University, to this day. It is the weirdest thing!
I never ever used it as a nickname,
or referred to myself as “Mister Levius” to anyone
…it seems to be a term people naturally roll off of their tongues.
Add in a complete disinterest in using the boring-ly standard “First & Last Name Photography,” and- PRESTO! “Mister Levius Photography/INC” was born.
Alas, one of the rare occasions that I am whatever you say I am.
Thanks for reading the blog, and I hope that with each visit you find something that inspires you!
Let’s dream together,
Travis Levius (Pronounced “Lee-vee-us”)