Minimalist, etc.

"Woman not Dancing"
Tel Aviv Boardwalk, Israel, 2019

"Umbrella in the Snow"
A big city, 2018

"Driving past a Crowded Beach"
A warm sunny place, 2015

"Girls Dancing on the Beach"
Tel Aviv, Israel, 2019


"Liquid Soap Bubble"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2011

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

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.

"Klezmer Violinist in Poland"
Krakow, Poland, 2018

"Car Wash"
Abu Ghosh, Israel, 2014

"Young Woman Slicing Vegetables in Market"
Bangkok, Thailand, 2015

"Man at Contemporary Art Exhibit"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2018

"Young Couple in Cafe"
Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, 2015

"Umbrella Lights and the Moon"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2019

While at an outdoor cafĂ© at night, taking a photo of the pink lights on the underside of an umbrella, I shook the camera intentionally.  The white, at the upper right of the image, is the moon.

"Old Woman and Her Cat"
Athens, Greece, 2012

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.

"Alzheimer's Disease"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2014

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