The sea is a magnet, drawing people towards its beauty and power. Emotions feel amplified, as if pulled outwards by the ebb and flow of the tide.
A visiting friend once quipped "I stand on a corner in Tel Aviv for one hour and I see a years worth of interesting stories. I can stand on a corner where I'm from for a year and maybe see a handful of such engaging stories."
These are photos that I have taken while exploring the city. I try my best to capture the essence of Tel Aviv in these images.
The Sturehof Manor sits 45 minutes outside of Stockholm, surrounded on all sides by idyllic Swedish beauty. It is the perfect place to slow down, think, learn, and listen.
At first glance, Stockholm can appear mundane, devoid of the madness and bustle you'd expect from a major capital. But dig a little deeper and you might notice a city quietly gripped by a self control that is not always in firm control. Bump into someone on the subway or step into the bike lane as a cyclist approaches and you'll discover that not everything is as zen as it seems.
If pigeons lived wild, in exotic places, would we have a higher opinion of them? Do we turn our noses at them because they, like us, live in cities full of garbage?
One of the pillars of Jaffa's strength is its diversity. Many different cultures coming together to create an eclectic, electric community.
Less than 4 kilometers from Nablus, sits the remote Jewish settlement of Elon More. Depending on whom you speak to, the hilltop enclave is home to either a handful of zealous farmers or extremist occupiers. This is Nati, one such resident. Love him or hate him, it is hard to deny the conviction in his eyes.
These are a collection of stories taken around Tel Aviv in black and white with an analog camera. The film and lack of color create entirely new stories on their own.
Despite the current circumstances, Palestine is teeming with life. From Banksy's creation The Walled Off Hotel, to markets in Ramallah, the Palestinian spirit refuses to surrender.
Even out of focus, the Mamiya 645 consistently produces some of the most vivid photos I’ve taken. The colors are beautiful and perfect for conveying the grittiness of a city like Jerusalem.