Photography is my passion.
I have been photographing for more than 30 years.
In the last 3 years, I was able to spend more time photographing, printing and exposing my work
I prefer black & white photography.
B&W can translate the ordinary into the intense and expressive; can create a mystery that I find appealing.
When shooting cityscape, I am looking for an aesthetic beauty by merging geometry and art.
With my landscape photos, I am trying to establish a mood, an emotional impact,
between two extremes, such as: the tranquility of a long-exposure at dawn (dreamscape) and the drama and impact of a dark stormy sky.
I love very long exposures and the perception of what some photographers call “cumulative time”.
The one-on-one time spent with the subject (trees, sea, lake, sky) during these long exposure sessions, enables me to get a better understanding of the objects and their surroundings.
I enjoy processing and love printing. It is a very important part of the creative process.
I am very meticulous with my printing and choice of paper.
I admire Michael Kenna and David Fokos.
There are many artists that inspire me, with their aesthetics, clarity, the precision of their works, the drama they create, however, interestingly, most of these artists are not photographers, but Master Architects, such as Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Santiago Calatrava, Renzo Piano, Moshe Safdie.
Further inspiration: Piet Mondrian, The Bauhaus style, Minimalism, Japanese aesthetics principles
A new Project: “Minimalist Quartet Variations”
For a long time I have been working on a unique photographic concept.
I had a very specific concept in mind, including: the particular subject-matters; the black & white development process; the high-tech look; the quality of the raw materials to be used (paper, framing, mounting); the precise dimensions and proportions; all in order to realize the unique appearance and effect that I had envisioned.
It took me more than a year to achieve these objectives and to put together the first series of the project, which I named: “Minimalist Quartet Variations”
Each individual work consists of a set of 4 photos, identical in size, each being a variation of the same original image, in monochrome (b&w, gray or inverted), with or without a complementary tint. The subject-matters are typically minimalistic, abstract, geometric shapes.
In general, I can describe the Concept as being:
- Unique and Distinctive
- A combination of fine aesthetics, harmony, precision, minimalism, a “High-Tech” look
- The framing is distinct, large (150 cm x 75cm), have a strong presence, combines modern elements and fine materials, such as aluminum back, acrylic front, high-tech custom-made screws, etc.
- Limited edition (10 per set), with certification
- Attention to details (each set comes with 2 different integral wall-mounting mechanisms; special
packaging, certifications, cotton gloves, etc…)
Click on the following link to view Representations of the Project:
A selection of the Project will be displayed at the Frenkel Galleries in Israel (starting from Jan.1,2013) and from May 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland.