Artist Statment

 

These portraits were taken from 2003 to the present, in Israel and the US.
The images in Portraits allow me to use my imagination to pursue singular photographic moments
That awakened a strong visual impulse in me.
In each portrait, I try to capture a feeling I recognized in the subject.
Some of the portraits occurred spontaneously; the elements just came together.
Others built over months; as in my mind I matched person with place, place with person, or shot frame after frame searching for what I had first noticed.
I worked with many of the subjects, encouraging them to bring favorite items or clothes to the session, and share in the portrait's creation.