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.
‘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 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?