Thursday, November 19, 2009

Young Men


It has been many years ago when we were in the same location, thinking as young men what would we do next, as our future was wide open for us.  I could relate to these young men who are leaving next to my house when I took this photograph couple of days ago. 

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Colonial Harem


I observed the original image in W J T Mitchell Picture Theory couple of days ago. It is a postcard included in the Colonial Harem by Malek Alloula. Mitchell wrote about them that they possessed 'a pornographic beauty'.  If there is a photograph with an obvious punctum this is one. Manipulated image transformation here relates to its cultural implications.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Death Valley 1985


Zabriskie Point Death Valley      Ubehebe Crater
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zabriskie_Point

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fictitious Book Covers



From the Fictitious Book Covers series. Original image: Luxur Egypt 1982

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Photo Historiography


Even though background of the creation of an image not necessarily influences its meaning, I recalled today that this Coffee Cup photograph (1992) was created after a long phone conversation I have had in my Los Angeles  Studio with Robert Irwin. This was a one shot only,  done on Polaroid 55 positive/negative film using a 4x5 camera. 

In Search of the Miraculous


 Following  'In Search of the Miraculous' we have began our voyage in Europe.  A portrait of Ami (Meir) in the College of Creative Studies, University of California 1982


Downlaod In Search of the Miraculous

Monday, September 21, 2009

Devereaux Point University of California Santa Barbara 1984


I began my photography endeavors by shooting only slides for few years, many were high grade KodakChromes. Here is one from U.C. Santa Barbara.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Clash of Cultures 2009


While touring the Sharon with a bike today, we visited the town of Kalansawa and the neighboring moshav Azriel. In the photo, one of the moshav original houses from around 1951 and a humus coffee house in Kalanswa. The gap between the two places was striking and it signifies the two clashing ethos existing side by side in Israel.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Covered Tray

The Covered Tray 2009

Jeff Wall Photo Could be seen Here

Self Portrait in the Mirror


I have had a pretty frustrating talk with our vice president couple of days ago, after it I captured this self portrait in the mirror.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Looking at Roger Fenton


While writing an article on still lifes in photography If Not Now When: Beyond Indexical Transparency , I was looking at Roger Fenton this morning. A true master no doubt.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Avanced Photo Session


Advanced Photo Lesson on my porch with adjacent bamboo, yesterday.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Coincidences



Coincidences this morning

Friday, June 19, 2009

Archives/Memories



I found out recently that Valerie is living in Las Vagas....

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Jung Shadow

The hero's main feat is to overcome the monster of darkness: it is the long-hoped-for and expected triumph of consciousness over the unconscious. The coming of consciousness was probably the most tremendous experience of primeval times, for with it a world came into being whose existence no one had suspected before. "And God said, 'Let there be light"' is the projection of that immemorial experience of the separation of consciousness from the unconscious.

Jung "The Psychology of the Child Archetype" (1940). In CW 9, Part I: The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious. P.284

Photo is from Heftziba series 2009

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Finnish Forest 2004 _ 2009



Portrait courtesy of Uzi Varon.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Easter Lilly


Passover has passed but the Easter Lillis has just blossomed in my garden.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Shashuka


I made my first Shakshuka last weekend

Friday, April 03, 2009

Friedrich Nietzsche from ‘The Will to Power’ or as "Postmodern" as it gets


I remembered this quote from Nietzsche from the first time I have read it while studying in U.C Santa Barbara:


That the value of the world lies in our interpretation (-that other interpretations than merely human ones are perhaps somewhere possible-); the previous interpretations have been perspective valuations by virtue of which we can survive in life, i.e. in the will to power, for the growth of power; that every elevation of man brings with it the overcoming of narrower interpretations; that every strengthening and increase of power opens up new perspectives and means believing in new horizons – this permeates my writing. The world with which we are concerned is false, i.e. not a fact but a fable, an approximation on the basis of a meager sum of observations; it is ‘in flux’, as something in state of becoming, as a falsehood always changing but never getting near the truth: for there is no ‘truth’.
Friedrich Nietzsche from ‘The Will to Power’1885-1886

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Coffee from My Garden


The delicate white flowers on the coffee bushes in my garden turned to red beans which fascinated their viewers. This week we were able to produce real flavorful coffee from them. I guess you can grow coffee in Israel.

The Birds Are back



The tits (these are birds ) are back in full force feeding their young in the blue box all day long.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Monday, March 09, 2009

AutoBiographics


Been reading Michael Fried 'Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before' this week.
Diptych is from Cafe Mersand Tel Aviv and bedroom floor at 3am.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Behind the Surfaces


Stepping into an alleyway behind Dizingoff St. 123, I all of the sudden realized why these locations hold endless fascination for me. Behind the fronts, facades there are hidden stories. Ones that their meaning is allusive. You can sense it touch it and go away. Yet a certain sensations remains, some deeper that you may realize, as seen in this photograph I took tonight: Much like the toils of literature.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Monday, February 09, 2009

On Photography and Literature

 

A new reflection on photography and literature on Saturday morning in my journal.
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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Breakfast 31 01 2009



Thinking about my friends from Helsinki, I decided to document this morning's breakfast.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Common Buzzard עקב חורף



A week ago I was able to catch this wounded Common Buzzard. He suffered a wing injury but he is recovering in the Israeli Nature Authority Clinic and they say he would fly again.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Finnish Forest 2004 -2008

 

Two large format images from Helsinki 2004 -2008
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