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.
I gave a short workshop at Tel Aviv beach, entitled: High Noon Photography. The little time I had during the workshop and on my walk back was enough for me to make a few shots. Here are five of them. It then struck me then that all share a common thread: Loneliness, Vulnerability and Persistence.
There is no such a thing as “there is nothing to photograph here”. One only needs to see and imagine, everywhere and anytime. Here’s an example of photographs I took on a supposedly boring hour trip on a train, looking out.
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’.