two faces of a man

February 19, 2015 / 3 comments

when i entered the spice and gold shouk of deira, dubai, i came for photography. the light was already low and created beautiful lightfalls between the stands and through the roofs punctuated with holes, the colors were vibrant. i also came for the people. people on markets always appear to have plenty of time to…

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me and giggling school girls

February 13, 2015 / 4 comments

one day in early january this year i visited the tel aviv museum of art. a friend recommended a photo exhibition and so i gave it a try not knowing what to expect. the museum is huge and filled up with interesting and inspiring exhibitions of many different modern art styles. it is allowed for…

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Prosper the clown

February 3, 2015 / 5 comments

In a tiny circus, we met Prosper the clown. At the end of his hilarious show, my daughters wanted to thank him and ask for a picture with him. When he saw my old camera, he agreed and asked me to send him the picture afterwards. We talked for a while and he explained me that…

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Le gardien des forges

January 25, 2015 / 2 comments

Il y a quelques années, j’ai pu visiter un site industriel abandonné : les forges de Syam. Comme je ne suis pas un pro de l’urbex et que j’aime bien prendre mon temps pour faire des photos sans être à l’affut des aboiements du chien de garde, j’ai été demandé l’autorisation d’entrer sur le site. J’ai…

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hans the clown, eldad the artist

January 15, 2015 / 6 comments

i met this guy together with friends during the hag hahagim festival in wadi nisnas in haifa. the arab christians of haifa celebrate christmas together with jewish and muslims and everybody who likes markets, candy, soap bubbles, barbeque, music and parades. the clown had a friend named tal (i gonna make another post soon) and…

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like kids do

January 6, 2015 / 6 comments

2009 i visited the sultanate oman the first time. i was impressed by the astonish variety and beauty of the landscape and the exceptional kindness of the people. the oman people have such a positive spirit and friendly manner that is also expressed by their mostly colorful and casual way of wearing clothes and the…

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punch anybody?

December 24, 2014 / 0 comments

this was a typical beginning of a story that happens to be quite regularly. i visited the last year’s christmas market with my bronica s2a, which for non-(analog)photographers eyes looks like a very strange object. i took two pictures nearby the punch stand and the two owners observed me with interest, wondering what i was…

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Really? It takes photos?

November 23, 2014 / 3 comments

Ce jour-là, je déambulais sur le marché. Lui allait à la banque pour retirer ses derniers sous. Il avise mon Yashica Mat et, stupéfait, me demande : “Ca prend vraiment des photos ?”. Je lui réponds que oui et que je veux bien le laisser regarder dans le verre dépoli s’il me laisse lui tirer le…

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day of the finals

October 29, 2014 / 0 comments

the scenic byway through the high desert of oregon is one of the most beautiful roads in the western u.s. the john day fossil beds painted hills unit is a must see in that area. and a must see is that little town named prairie city. it has an historic hotel worth to stay, a…

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before and after

October 27, 2014 / 0 comments

retired people have lots of time. they have so much time that they are busy all day long. and the earlier they retire the busier they become over years. bob retired from the army and he is busy like hell. when i came along his place in a small town of victorian style in california…

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