I was born in 1948 in London, UK, and have been living in Israel since 1967. (I'm still a new immigrant). I studied Graphic Design and Photography at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.
There is nothing to be invented in the visual world, it's all there and been photographed a million times.
I use a digital camera now, but I regard the camera as a tool to take pictures with, just as a computer is a tool to the Graphic Designer.
I look upon Photography as a passion, and I take my camera with me wherever I go. I try to "see" the unseen in the everyday world of objects and scenes that surround us.
I don't photograph glorious sunsets, fantastic landscapes, flowers, animals or beautiful things (or people).
I find myself again and again looking at ordinary everyday things, at rubbish, backyards, at the man in the street, looking at things really close up and trying to find beauty in their colour and form. Sometimes I find that beauty, more often I don't. Now and then I am satisfied with what I have photographed, occasionally very satisfied and sometimes well, I just start again and keep on looking.
I’d rather try and make beautiful photographs of ordinary things than make ordinary photographs of beautiful things.
In my search I constantly thank God for giving me the eyes to see.
I live in Efrat near Jerusalem, with my wife Liliana.
We have six children and 10 grandchildren.