‘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.
I went a few times this autumn to photograph sunsets from above a cliff in Tel Baruch, a northern beach of Tel Aviv. Here are a few photographs, showing differences in light and techniques used.
On March 24th, 1997, in Ann Arbor Michigan, I created this three exposures photograph of a moon eclipse on a color slide. This post tells the story. It begins with a miracle in a freezing cold night, continues by explaining crucial technical decisions that made it happen, and ends with the final decision to show it in black and white.
When I embed a color profile in a jpg image, I give you the option to see it just as I had created it. If you don’t, I will never see your image as you had envisioned it. This post explains why embedding color profiles is important, how can you even get to see color profiles, and how can you test if your browser actually reads them (i.e., is color managed).
I describe here the make of a photograph, with deeper thoughts in mind. If a photograph is just a representation of reality, then what would it be if we change it in some major way, say, by erasing all colors? Is it still a photograph? If this is an artistic decision, what is art?