Minimalist, etc.





"Matkot"
Ashdod, Israel, 2017
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"Too Early for Photography?"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2017
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"Driving past a Crowded Beach"
A warm sunny place, 2015
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"Street Photographer"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2017
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I'm not really a cold-blooded, "in your face" type of photographer.  I tend to maintain a healthy distance and respect peoples' wishes.  In this case, it was late in the day and the shadows were long.  I admit, I don't believe the young woman knew I was there.  But the photo's creepier than the reality.











"Kissing Silhouette Selfie"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2014
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Debbie and I broke the rules and jumped into a projected video installation at the Museum of Islamic Art.  No disrespect intended.  We stood between the projector and the wall, and shot our silhouette against the exhibit in the background.










 

"Liquid Soap Bubble"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2011
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One night, a street performer outside the Old City produced a giant liquid soap bubble, seen here floating against the dark sky.  There was a slight breeze and city lighting in the distance.  My exposure time was one second.











"Hold My Cigarettes"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2015
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Outside Jerusalem's "First Station" (the defunct train station, recently renovated with shops and restaurants) sits an old decrepit piano.  I was examining it, considering how best to photograph it.  Just then a worn, wrinkled woman carrying too many things surprised me.  "I'll play you a song.  Hold my cigarettes."  She placed the pack near my face, and I took it.  Then she gently tapped out a few notes, and I snapped a photo.  She (and the piano) could still play.  She flashed me a huge smile, retrieved her cigarettes, and left.











"Two Young Women Talking and Laughing at Dusk"
Sitting by a large lit water fountain, 2015
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"Car Wash"
Abu Ghosh, Israel, 2014
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"Young Couple in Cafe"
Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, 2015
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"Old Woman and Her Cat"
Athens, Greece, 2012
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The pair enjoy the evening air from their window.  I was especially struck by their gaze and their hands/paws.  I got the feeling they look out the window together every night.











 "Woman with Hat in the Sea"
Tel Aviv, Israel, 2017
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"Used Book Store"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2015
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"Alzheimer's Disease"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2014
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"Young Woman Slicing Vegetables in Market"
Bangkok, Thailand, 2015
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"Mate"
Playing around with a human-size Chessboard, 2017
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