Photograph Shlomo Lee Abrahmov 'cup 1992"
(from rhopos, trivial objects ,small wares, trifles )
Is the depiction of those things which lack importance, the unassuming material base of life that 'importance' constantly overlooks.
see book here
Friday, December 19, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
In 1990 I had access to the full collection of Man Ray photographs owned by the Getty Museum. I have found few that were not taken by Man Ray but were attributed (listed) as his own. I found out few interesting details about these photographs:
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Here is a letter I wrote the Getty Museum Dpt of Photograph regarding the photograph Man Ray sold to Arnold Crane as his own, though it was created by J.A Boiffard. The photograph mentioned in the Getty collection has written on its back the name of Seabrook and Dangling Dervish.
Friday, October 03, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Been scanning negatives for a new project. Taken at the wailing wall in 1994 when I was living in California. I come to realize how my vision is different, now that I live in Israel. Never paid much attention to what could be described as my documentary work- but there are few good ones...
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Dinner at an Italian restaurant in one of the satalite cities of Haifa. The light was too bright the food ok but way overpriced. The service poor. What do you do in order to have a romantic dinner. I have been thinking about this blog as my visual journal nearing a two years mark. In this manner the progression of images and the opportunity to observe them in succession offers new opportunities. Technology + Content
Then I realized that Friday night experience related in a remarkable fashion to these line written few days earlier:
There is no There There
If you look at the roadside signs
And think about the people going to the beach
On a summer early morning
The only freshness of the day tries to
Wipe off the cobwebs of late Saturday night
I talk to you
I hear your voice
The spaces between the words
The roundness of the syllables
Around the corner there is a house
With its shutters closed
Like eyes that once could see and now are blind
We hear a rustle-
Behind the bushes a shadow
Give me your hand, I will take you there
Friday, July 18, 2008
We were coming back from the funeral of Udi Goldwasser when after stopping in Old Acre I noticed this yard with ornamental devotional statues. I was fully aware of the implications portrayed in these photographs, yet what is fascinating is how through photography or art we could transpose ourselves and contemplate issues which are in contrast to our environment whether geographical or mental.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Saturday, July 05, 2008
The work of the painter, the poet or the musician, like the myths and symbols of the savage, ought to be seen by us, if not as a superior form of knowledge, at least as the most fundamental and the only one really common to us all;
Tristes Tropiques 1955 Claude Levi-Strauss
Friday, July 04, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
We were discussing a research project exploring the complex relationship between literay narrative and photographic narrative. I was going through some old negatives when this doubling occured. There an immediate non-linear narrative sequence happening in these photographs. Generating within a mental landscape of a memory of Israel or Eretz Israel.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
While making breakfast this morning, I looked at it and thought that it has interesting features. I thought about Stephen Shore photograph from 1973. So just before eating it, photographed it on the old kibbutz dinning hall table on the porch.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
I watched the movie Brugge tonight. It takes place in the Belgian town by this name. After the movie I wanted to shoot some night scene in the tranquil town of Even Yehuda. Finding a lighted street, I took some shots and then aimed at the curb and saw the symbolic possibilities of these images. I shot few using a green plastic trash can instead of a tripod. The photographs fitted my mood. I also been reading Jesus the Nazarene by prof. Joseph Klausner this week.
Monday, April 07, 2008
Following my lecture on Surrealist Photography this week, I came across some negatives of mine from the munitions factory in Nof Yam. I photographed in that daydream like location just before it was demolished. Looking at this photograph now, I can think that it is another homage to Francesca Woodman
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
We had no way to know what this dramatic scene meant when we encountered it on the Arava Freeway. Our natural assumption was that it was a severe accident. However this was much more dramatic - It turned out the police were in a chase after Bedouin drug smugglers who had just picked 25 kilos of heroin from the Jordanian border nearby.
When seeing a road block they turned around and crashed into the police vehicle seriously injuring three policemen including the commander of the special task.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
We went on a citrus tour today in the groves around this area. We met a group of Thai workers and I snapped some portraits of them. Coming home, a chance in Photoshop merged two images together and reminded me of why the surrealists loved so much this chance occurances that transfor ordinary reality. This is the essence of Spacing or as I termed it in Hebrew Mirchov מירחוב ,when the refferent is transformed to such an extent as to give us a totaly differnt set of associations. Thinking more about: it like many other situations, we can talk about degrees of spacing. This approach fits our attitude that counter to transparecny - spacing could be almost inherent in photographs.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Yesterday morning I picked this sage and put in on a plate on the coffee table. Later late at night, looked at it again and there was certain narrative in this arrangement - the pale green of Fra Angelico - the master of the pale green and certain famous events in Jerusalem 2000 years ago. Had to go to the studio and capture it, and kept wondering why this simple arrangement has this peculiar narrative content
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Friday, January 04, 2008
I was sitting with S. looking at Stephen Shore book, when I noticed this situation which called for picking up the camera and capturing it. Later in the session, I talked about how we can approach photography as an act of perception, connecting it to the ideas of Robert Irwin.