Hi Dubi, I would like to start with a quote which I have taken from your
website. If you told us nothing else, we would still have an
understanding of you and your work. It is usual to look at the pictures
of a photographer or artist and those pictures speak for themselves but
your words are, to me, equally important because you give an extra
insight into the reasons for your art - which are universal and full of
purpose. Tragedy deserves the creative act. Maybe if everyone created
there would be no wars.
"Creation is mankind's ultimate treasure.
In this Crazy region, during this time of bloodshed,
When Darkness intends to drown us all, Arabs and Jews.
I'm trying to emphasize hope; a few rays of light behind the shadows,
a Blossomed leaf, a flower's teardrop and the smell of mud after rain.
I simply wish to force us to take an inner look into God's mirror,
to realize how much we've got to lose.
Nature Photography is kind of a prayer,
I'm praying for us all..."
To me, the most important thing in life is being healthy, happy, and free. And one should
always live and let live. I think we can gain much more in goodwill rather then by force.
In any war, there aren't any winners only losers. Wars and terror can't make these goals
happen, and since I'm not a politician or a warrior, the only way I can find to influence people
is through my art and by political debates.
Photography is a precise technique in contrast to the
wild and changing states of nature.
As a nature photographer I strive to present nature in a
natural form, to conserve the uncertainty, the misty mood
and emotion. The technique I use is based on changing planes of focus,
soft focusing and scattered light, that gives a romantic
and impressionistic effect, colored in the colors of dreams.
The pictures on your website certainly show the influence of the
Impressionists. The effects of light which you have achieved, through
using the "shift of focus" technique, are wonderful. Is this shift of
focus on a single exposure or do you sometimes make a double exposure?
Can you tell us about this technique?
In my art, I try to influence people by touching them deep inside with
what I believe to be our common goals; harmony, peace of mind,
tranquility and love. The necessity of an impressionistic spirit came to
me through my search for these values. I think our mind is a bit misty
and out of focus, lower definition seems to be a key element for our
ability to complete sights through our mind, our visual memories and
deepest wishes or fears. In my opinion, we need to have the lower
resolutions in order for us to listen more carefully to our inner
voices. For me, the impressionistic photography became a track of
expressions and exposing my heart. The "shifts of Focus" always achieved
by using several exposures (usually two), and at least one of them will
be out of focus, and one in focus. Merging them together in the field
makes it all happen, which means there are many aspects to think about,
the brightness of the elements, the amount of out of focus, different
colors concerned, center of interest and more…
Do you use a computer for any of your art work? Can you see that there
would be any advantage in using a computer?
The only way I use the computer is for keeping quality at its very
best, to avoid color shifts while enlarging, and my prints identical.
Also I use it to keep my files scanned and stored. Since I would like to
believe that our images are reflections of our mind's impressions coming
to live on a piece of film, I never use computer or lab's post
manipulation, and all my images are complete while still in the field.