I explore the subtle alternate realities that emerge from the "real" reality out there. The video form allows me to further explore, and bring into the open, human boundary seeking and discomforts that occur when people interact.
This blog is a my own space to play in. A sandbox to do what I like without having to commit to a strict underlying principle.

Authorized Penetration (in Progress) 2

November 23, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

From our email exchange "..The man-woman interaction, clearly stated ahead of time, frankly makes me wonder.. Where do you want to take this? On the other hand, I like the way you photograph and I usually like taking part in creative processes.."

The dialog that often takes place ahead of the event itself is part of the emotional build up towards the meeting. It sets up the stage for unease and discovery - and hopefully for a good work of video art.


Authorized Penetration (in progress)

September 22, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

As a continuation of my photography in private places, I am now working on a Video Art project - basically entering private places, with permission,  to discuss boundaries and introduce mutual discomfort. In previous posts I have referred to this project as "In Private Rooms". I have always been interested in the power play between "male-photographer" (or Artist in general) and "female-subject" - with its infamous impetus, "The Male Gaze". Although I am a result of my upbringing in a male dominant culture, I do try to be an active participant in the feminist just cause - that is to stop being objects (or only objects) for male consumers.

In this project I am looking for a new balance between natural desire and pleasure and female freedom - interfering with the expected power balance in a "photo-shoot".One of the methods is to transfer control to the subject.

 

 

 

 

 


In Private Rooms (in progress)

July 12, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

This project is on going and has become the backbone of a parallel video art project I am working on. The essence of it is the exploration of the cumbersome, sometimes funny and always somewhat uncomfortable, negotiations that take place in private dialogs. These dialogs take place with women I am curious about during which they are handed control of the camera. I find this transition of "power" in both direction very interesting.


In Private Rooms (in Progress)

March 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

By entering a private space of someone else one creates a totally new space that is outside of the day to day existence of both. As a male photographer, I find it extremely interesting to tip the balance of power by giving up control of the shutter.


Studio, 2009 (self next to Dina Levy's paintings)

March 16, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Self, 2009

 


Studio, 2009

March 08, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

20090211-_F7J103520090211-_F7J1035 It is so exciting to look back at work one did in the past, and take a fresh look. As being there at the time, I can recall my own state of mind when it was taken, and also remember what was on her mind. All this, however, has nothing to do with what the image may say to you, the viewer, if at all. Hopefully, it will say something.

 

 


More from "Real Estate"

February 11, 2014  •  Leave a Comment


More from the "White Cube"

November 23, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

This is an image created some months ago, during the "Fresh Paint" event of 2013. Sometimes I think I go to these Art places mainly for the people - the "material" of my own art making.

I discover my subjects in their "anonymous" state - yet I get a personal kick when they are rediscovered later, in other circumstances, and I have the opportunity to show them what they helped me create.


Studio

October 26, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

The stark studio, assigned to me as part of my Advanced Studies in The School of Art, Hamidrasha, is a "place". A strange place that is furthest from the notion of "familiar" as can be. 

Getting to know a "place" intimately, to transform it to a magical place, is something I feel I can do with the camera.

I am looking forward to the good things will be born in this new place.

 


Untitled Location: Saturday, 19th of October 2013, 5:56pm to 6:00pm

October 19, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Untitled Location, 19th of October 2013, from 5:56pm to 6:00pm Time has an unavoidable presence in photography. So has "truth" (or lack of). One may take these for granted or embrace them. I think it is so much more interesting to peel the surface of what you see and confront what you find. Even when you don't know how to put in in words. As I continue to think about my relationship with the reality of places, I look for  potential inclusions in my "Real Estate" project. So - Is this just a location, or "A Location"? Time will tell.

 

 

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