My series of double exposure photographs won an Honorable Mention Award in the International Photography Award (IPA) 2018. I used this in camera technique to explore the collision of opposite worlds. Why not doing it in post-processing (Photoshop)? The first reason is a practical one, I wanted to play by the rules. The second reason is an induced arrogance.
Rami Baruch and Eli Gornstein are two prominent Israeli Actors. I photographed them during a staged rehearsal, and then created a blend of 5 photographs that seems to have captured something that was not obvious in a single image.
Two days ago I took a few photographs at a fish pond next to Petach Tikva Museum of Art. There were a number of Tilapia fish swimming at the pond. Neither a slow shutter speed nor the series of quick interrupted shots used here are similar to the way we see movement. Yet, we can look at certain still images and make a pretty good guess of what reality was in those 2 to 4 seconds, while filling the gaps in our mind.
‘Under the Bridge’ is a blend of 11 photographs that were taken on a tripod in a bicycle highway at the end of a working day. Many young men and women use it on their way to a Hi-Tech neighborhood in Tel Aviv, or back home. I summoned the film photography master, Jerry Uelsmann, to justify the claim that this is nevertheless ‘photography’.
Iris photography in nature is a challenge. Here’s a photograph of the rare endemic Dark Brown Iris, standing in the wind. I developed a new expressionism technique to show both the wind movement and the grass exquisite frozen details. Don’t miss it! As always, I also ask: Is it art? Is it a photograph? Those are questions that should always be asked, but not always be fully answered.
Opacity is a crude tool. It is superb for a quick look at the gradation of an effect, but it is a bad practice for doing any precise photo editing. With one or two more clicks you get a much better tool that allows you to fine tune your end product. Here’s the full explanation and an example.