Pixiport brings you established and upcoming
photographers this month.
Born in Geneva,Switzerland 1926. In Israel since
1948.Photographer for 28 years at the Faculty of
Architecture,Technion-Haifa. Ben-Arieh works mainly
with the methode of photomontage.His photographs are
composed of a number of negatives,which were taken
at various locations and times,and were assembled by
him into final prints in the darkroom. In the artist's
pictures there frequently appear female nude motives,
which seem to connect themselves with imaginary
scenery. The result is the creation of a differently
reality, which emerges from the unconscious and is
related with the world of myths and archetypes. On the
other hand, in his portrait pictures,as well as in the
nude,the artist aims to express the personality of the
models, as well as his own inner truth
For me, photography as a two-dimensional
surface,which translates three dimensional
reality,created in me a feeling of deficiency. I wanted to
express an additional dimension,a fourth,not of time -
but of spirit: not only in the psychological/ philosophical
sphere - but something deeper,that emerges from the
subconscious. During the course of time,I understood
that "association"is the way for me,in which the soul
hints a complex contents of awareness. So it became
clear to me that the camera by itself with her
(objective!)lens,is not objective at all- in the same way
that the result, the photograph,is but the personal
interpretation of the photographer.
From here the way was short to the medium of
photomontage,which is the combination of various
elements in one picture. This between them produces
interactions,affinity, dialogue and the creation of a new
reality. for me photomontage is the expression of mood,
of spirit scenery, where all the elements meet:
fire,earth,water and air - and Woman who contains all
these inside her. In my photomontages frequently
appears the image of the female nude. This is the
subject that corresponds to my sensuality, but also to
something deeper that is linked to cosmic nature, to
universal mythes and archetypes. Nude photography is
in fact a portrait of more intimacy, allowing direct
expressions,without masks - both of the personality of
the model as well as that of the photographer.
Woman,more than Man,has roots into life. Eve is the
mother of all life ! Therefore I agree with the the French
Photographer Jeanloup Sieff who said:" I do not believe
in God, but the Woman is the proof of His existence."
1970 Beith-Sokolov, Tel-Aviv
1974 "Situation", Israel Museum, Jerusalem - group
1979 "White Gallery", Tel-Aviv
1982 "M. Valentine Gallery", Paris
1982 "Shai Danon Gallery", Tel-Aviv
1983 "Graphica 3 Gallery", Haifa
1983 "Nikon Gallery", Zurich
1984 "Zoom Portfolio", Paris
1985 "Camera Obscura", Tel-Aviv
1985 "Galerie Claude Perrain", Paris
1986 "La Femme", ZOA House, Tel-Aviv - group
1986 "Nikon Gallery", Zurich - group
1986 "Camera Obscura", Haifa
1986 "Fotografie Forum Frankfurt", Germany
1987 "City Museum", Nahariah
1988 "Moment Gallery", Hamburg - group
1990 "Burgtheater Galerie", Ratzeburg, W. Germany-
1990 "Stara Galeria". Warsaw - group
1990 "Galeria Biala LDK". Lublin - group
1991 Karo, New Gallery, Haifa
1992 Grand Prix Photographique, Geneva - group
1993 Western Galilee College Gallery
2000 Technion - Haifa
2001 "Hottentot"Gallery - Haifa
2001 Centre Culturel Francais - Haifa
The National Library in Paris has acquired twelve
photographs of the artist's various exhibitions.
||Rey Lopez and Pierre Jolivet
Rey Lopez joins Pixiport galleries with his B&W street
scenes. He presents us with a look at the world around
him. I know you will enjoy peeking into his world.
"I have an inner burning to be the best, thats what
drives me." Rey Lopez
Pierre Jolivet B&W photos of buildings are a study in
designs,light and form.
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Dubi Roman adds his black and white photography to
our galleries. Dubi was last months featured guest with
his beautiful color photographs of landscapes.
"Black and White Photography is one imagery way of
loosing reality for the benefit of a more personal point of
view, nostalgic touch and the shaping of a universal
environment. Black and White Photography might add a
strong image, timeless lives to make it even stronger.
Although I mostly create my Images in colors, I can't
resist the beauty and charms of the Black and White's."-
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Phil Preston wins this month's Photo of the Month with
this outstanding photo. Phil's perfection in his
photography creates a harmonious balance that
enhance the visual experience of his photographs.
You can see more of Phil's beautiful photos on Pixiport
and on his website www.digital-fotofusion.co.uk.
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||Full Moon Rising
A new gallery by Helyn Davenport, "Full Moon Rising"
shows another side of Helyn's creativity.
Helyn's work has evolved from her journey through self-
discovery and her gift of visual expression to one of
today's most widely acclaimed photographic artists.
Each of her art pieces express her individuality and
"Rewarding photography comes from building on existing
styles rather that repeating them. In order to develop
ones own style, it is important to have the courage to
think freely, expressively and inventively."
The Full Moon Series will be shown at the
Pixiport Expo in Deland Florida- October 4th-15th 2002.
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Pixiport Expo:Photography: Art in Focus"
Expo Hosts: PixiPort.com & Gold Leaf Gallery
Expo Location: Gold Leaf Gallery,110 North
Blvd Deland, Florida, USA
Expo Opening Reception: Friday October 4, 2002 6-
Expo Artists Cocktail Party Saturday, October 5,
6-9PM Hosted by PixiPort
Expo Headquarter Hotel: Deland Holiday Inn
Center. Telephone 386-738-5200.
For those flying, Daytona Beach International
16 miles from the hotel.
Invitational only, International and National artists
include, Ciro Antinozzi,Fred Leavitt,Bob Snell,Carol
Tipping,Peter O'Neil,Shirley Cross,Judy
Mandolf,Rene Asmussen,Steve Bingham,Greg
Summers,Paul Biddle,Helyn Davenport,and Graham Z
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Bob Snell's Photo workshop on PBI, Photo Board
International has a unique catagory with "Shoes" as the
theme of the workshop.
Everyone is letting loose on this catagory and the
photos are wild to say the least!
Scarlets "Jelly Scandels",Shirley Cross's
romantic feathered shoe,Bob Snell's hooves are just a
few of the creative imagery being produced by these
Shirley Cross won the PBI's Special Color Project on
Bob's Photo workshop forum. All of the color sections
can be viewed at Spectrum Gallery.
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