Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May wedding

A couple of weeks ago I officially opened wedding season, and I couldn't have done it with a better wedding than this one. Linor & Evgeny are such an inspiring couple, and their wedding reflected their free-spirited, nature-loving, artistic personalities. Linor is a fellow Etsy seller, a very creative artist, and as such she had to put some DIY touches in her wedding- there were paper flowers spread all over, hand-decorated flower pots with yellow and white daisies, and hand-made gifts for their guests. The wedding was set in a beautiful green garden, the bride & groom were glowing, and the wedding was unforgettable!
Thank you Linor & Evgeny, I had a blast documenting your day of "I do's" :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Salt of the Earth

A few months ago I was asked by a friend if I wanted to photograph and design a poster for her short film titled "Salt of the Earth". This is her final assignment, a student film, and as such there was a very tight budget. Though there was no money in it for me, this was an interesting shoot, and I was definitely interested.
The first step was to actually watch the movie. See what it's all about and try and figure out the best scenario for the poster shoot. In general, the movie's about two friends who traveled to the U.S. to work in what we call "Agalot" which is the various product stands you see in malls all over the States. The "Agalot" job is a means to an end- they are planning to use whatever money they've saved up and travel to South America. This is not an unusual story. Every year hundreds if not thousands of Israelis come to the U.S. to work at such jobs and save up as much as they can for their travels. This movie presents us with a bigger dilemma when one of the girls debates whether she should leave and go travel, which was the original purpose and dream, or should she stay and make more money, which might have now become her main purpose.
So after watching the movie, we decided on the scene we'd like to shoot, and then scouted the location. This needed to look like it was shot in the U.S. It took us a while to get everyone on board, arranging the exact date with the lead actress, getting the props and outfit for the shoot, and finally two weeks ago we did it.
After choosing the best shot, working and editing, arranging the necessary logos, inserting credits and such, we finally had a poster. Two actually, as she needed one in Hebrew as well as one in English.
What do you think?


p.s. if you're in Israel you can come see the premiere. See details here

Saturday, May 14, 2011

More from my Birth Day :)

Thank you! Thank you my amazing blog friends! Right after I posted last week I received a warm welcome from all of you which warmed my heart and put a huge smile on my face! Thank you!
So I promised I'd post a few more images from my grand day, and I'm keeping to my word :)
These are from our breakfast at La Gaterie and then our stroll around Tel Aviv. It was a beautiful sunny day.
BTW, if you hadn't noticed before, I got a haircut for the summer... I'm still trying to get used to it. Maybe when it grows a couple of inches I'll be happier... :)

Monday, May 09, 2011

It's been forever...

Should I start with an apology...?
I've been gone for about a month from blogland. Not intentionally if I may add, but the fact is I haven't been around, and for that I am apologizing. April has been a very busy month for me and I just couldn't seem to find the time to sit down and update my blog, or even get updated on all those other blogs I love so much!
So what was I so busy with? Well, I'll start with the mundane- work at the restaurant. April was the month of Passover, which meant holiday, which meant increased numbers of customers, which meant increased amount of shifts I had to work... You get the picture, right? But this was all good, as April was my last month of working full time at the restaurant. I'm finally at a point where I can commit to my photography almost full time. So I've been busy preparing, arranging, and just getting some sort of business plan done, so I can start off right.
April was also the month in-which I celebrated my birthday. My 33rd birthday! It was one of the best birthdays I've celebrated thus far. It started off with a pampering massage given by my someone, then a surprise mail delivery of my You See i See book copy, then breakfast at La Gaterie and a stroll in the sunny streets of Tel Aviv, then dinner at Toto, and to finish off that day with a bang we went for drinks with our friends at the local bar the Norma Jean.
I of course have a thousand photos from that day, and from days that followed, and I promise to put it all up on here, just not all at once :) I also promise to try and update you guys more often, and to not disappear for so long ever again!
Here are the first set of photos from my birthday :)

P.S. It's Israel's 63rd Independence Day today!