From Tel Aviv, Israel
Based in Tel Aviv, Israel
"From time to time I meet people who are so strong, so good and all their aim is to help others. To meet those people who sometimes comes from the hardest conditions but ascended to the level of compassion and understanding of all beings. Those people are my light"
A: What brought you into photography?
D: From a very young age I was attracted the gritty side of life. After finishing my mandatory army service , I started to volunteer in a shelter for prostitutes where I met a photographer who was photographing those woman very intimate and close. His photos influenced me a lot, and made me want to have his balls and sensitivity when it comes to photography. From that time I started to photo.
A: What inspires you the most?
D: The strength and goodness of human beings. From time to time I meet people who are so strong, so good and all their aim is to help others. To meet those people who sometimes comes from the hardest conditions but ascended to the level of compassion and understanding of all beings. Those people are my light
A: Do you have any specific rituals while working (creating)?
D: Just being always ready to take a shoot. I have the camera on me all the time.
A: What would you recommend to someone new to photography, what to begin with?
D: With just photograph a lot. Good photography comes from experience and a trained eye. Both require to photograph a lot. As a policy I’m with a camera 24/7.
A: Top 3 components for great photography?
D: Composition, subject and a god touch
A: I’ve never taken pictures of [ ] but would love to
D: Human Rights violations in kids factories
A: Must-read books to understand the art of photography?
D: Today to make photos is easy. The technique can be studied quite fast. This is why I would recommend books that makes you a deep thinker. To broad your point views on the world. So if I need to choose: Ayn Rand, Jack Kerouac and Hemingway
A: If you could change one thing in the world of photography - what would it be?
D: The thing I would change in the world of photography, is the thing I would change in the art world in general. The acceptance of works that are not art, which means that they don’t communicate and don’t create emotional impact. And their only effect is raising discussions what is art, which doesn’t help art as I see but destroy it.
A: Please, share your favorite quote (not necessarily related to the photography)
D: [...]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”