Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!



I got the Polaris.Will test drive tommorow,like the ergo,hate the auto-off.
Handheld a gossen digisix.Build quality is a piece of crap.I would kill it in two months.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Sometime it takes you time to understand.



And sometime it happens right away.

I hated the picture when I first scanned it because of the flare(from the candlelight). Now I love it because of it.

I have 7 rolls in the fridge and three in cameras.
I will pick up the shepherd polaris sd100 light meter for a test drive tommorow

Monday, October 29, 2007

capetown ,circa '79



borrowed 90/2.8 elmarit.

As of 2007 Israel is extremely racist.It always has been.The N word is still acceptable and commonly used.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Urban cliches




old and new,revolutionary and moneydigging.
yada yada.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Life is good if you have a duck in the background

or something like that.


Yesterday I went for beers,scotch and more beers with people I like and love.
Life is good.

Damn University.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I,poet

Quoting myself is good taste so:

"it is a good idea to go
to a museum
young hungry art students
grrrrrrrr"

Almost a haiku.I said it to a friend during a conversation.It looked poetic.

Today is free admission day to most of Tel Avivs museums - they stay open till 23:00!!!

+1.



I am a person who likes contrast in all thing in life.It took me years to understand life is not "black and white".At least most my pictures are.

Sometimes "bleaching" out half a face with levels and light adds to the expression.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

a men's shirts works best on women






From the same roll as last time - Adi is the easiest person to shoot from my very limited experience.

Life is good. The only hard thing is University - but I will get on top of that.

I've been offered a Polaris sd100 for 90$ and since I need a new lightmeter I might take it - if I like the testdrive. I only own one camera with a light meter now so I depend on it indoors and at night.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

found film



I think this picture is best viewed fullsize.

The film was shot during this session and developed recently. I love developing film months after it was shot.It is a much better way to evaluate the pictures.
I have some undeveloped film from 6 months ago or so.

Monday, October 22, 2007

unconditional affection



is much more important for the person who feels it then for the target.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

three ages of man




I dont think age is the issue of these pics,but thats the best caption I could think of.

I am over 70%+ hot chick!

With a little douchebag sprinkled in.



If you find me attractive - you are a lesbian.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Memmory,speak!




I think one of the main issues about my photography is memmory and how it works.
This picture shows how mine does.It's not very loyal but it has lots of drawers.I wish I had all the keys.

This song really moves me.

Я сегодня вышел, ходил и падал, ходил и падал.
Я лежал и плакал о том, что мне ничего не надо.
Я бежал и думал о том, что плохо бежать по краю.
Только то и радует то, что я ничего не знаю.

Я упал, упал, упал…
Я устал, устал, устал…
Я бежал, спешил домой,
Там, где ты была со мной.

За окном светало, и темнело, и светлело.
То и дело падало что-то падало, то и дело.
Я закрыл окно, и вокруг меня ничего не стало.
Только солнце плыло и звенело и дрожало.

Никого напротив меня, напротив.
Только солнце против меня, напротив.
Я гляжу в огонь, он горит и светит.
Я лежу боюсь, что меня заметят.

Через годы-годы, через воды, через беды
Еду-еду у-у-у
Через беды-беды, через годы, через воды
Еду.
АукцЫон - Падал

Friday, October 19, 2007

Dad! I want a bycycle!



The wonderful,wonderful Lena found her grandfathers portable Enlarger(UPA,35mm,folds into suitcase) and asked if I could use it.
I can.It might fit my tiny flat much better then the huge Meopta(which is better and handles 6x6 but is to big for my place).

I want to see if I can clean it up and work it.

What a wonderful coincidence.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Daliyat El-Karmel




Is a Druz village up north. It is very touristy,mostly because of cheap trinket shops and (once) cheap restaraunts. The food is delicious,especially the knafe.

It appears that I am an elephant with a fatter then average trunk.

I've seen a mercedes gelandewagen on the road a couple of days ago. It costs between 1.2-1.8 million NIS.The average Israeli annual salary is 87.5 thousand NIS before tax,which is roughly third,most Israelis get paid less(and a few much,much more),especially women. That is poor taste.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

found objects




I love photographing found(lost?) object. They really move me.

Monday, October 15, 2007

graffitti and signs

I am fascinated by graffiti and signs and how they work together


I want to be a model


the use of work horses is illegal


crap bags for dogs


"I blame Katzav for serial sexual violence towards women"

just came back from Jaffa.Shot a roll.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

wake up you sleepyhead




АукцЫон в живую это весч. Даже новый матерьял неплохой,хотя конечно хотелось бы побольше старого. Интересно какова она книга Леонида Федорова(Мальчик как Мальчик).
Олега Гаркушу хочется взять к себе жить,кормить и гладить.

Еще я понял что пить Джонни Вокер из стеклянной бутылке из под боржоми забитой винной пробкой - пик гламура.

I didnt take a camera to the concert allthough the place is small and decently lit, I just enjoyed the music and a friendly shoulder that smelled of grapefruit.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

these two seem to work together

in my head at least.




today I am going to see Auktyon among other things. Possibly do a little street shooting. Going to be a busy day.

I understood today that it is stupid to expect recognition of my photographic vision by all,when only a small group of people bears me as a person.That is a relief.I just need someone to remind that to me every time I start to get whiny.

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Bahai Gardens

The Bahai Gardens in Haifa are so groomed that the word roccoco comes to mind. They seem so unnatural it is a bit frightening.





Kodak announced a new version of tmax 400.Nice.

Life is strange. Often I feel happy in the morning and sad in the evening. I have nothing to complain about but yet I am not happy. I feel I dont know where I am heading. I think one of the things that drive me is photography - but where am I going with it? An exhibition or a book would attract no one,I will never make money of it in a way I would enjoy it and yet I don't see myself not taking pictures.

That what plays in my head:

Nick Cave-into my arms

I don't believe in an interventionist God
But I know, darling, that you do
But if I did I would kneel down and ask Him
Not to intervene when it came to you
Not to touch a hair on your head
To leave you as you are
And if He felt He had to direct you
Then direct you into my arms

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Roza Marzipan




רוזה מרציפן
מילים שולמית לפיד.

רוזה מרציפן
אוהבת את מקס
כי יש לו ידיים הכי הכי
ויש לו רגליים הכי הכי
ויש לו עיניים
הכי קטנות בעולם.

יש לו כותנות ירוקות
יש לו עניבות אדומות
וגם מכנסים ג'ינס
הכי קטנות בעולם.

רוזה מרציפן
אוהבת את מקס
שעושה היפוכים באוויר
ושישה גילגולים
עושה עושה
בקרקס הידוע
ה-ה-ה- הכי של אריך קסטנר

רוזה מרציפן
אוהבת את מקס
שישן איתה במיטה
ושר לה שיר ערש
מתוך קופסת גפרורים.

"אני אוכל אותך"
מקס אמר לרוזה
את הידיים אכל אכל
ואת הרגליים אכל אכל
מרוב אהבה,
אכל את כל המרציפן
אכל אכל אכל אכל
את כל המרציפן
יש לו לה לה לה לה
לה לה הכי הכי
ויש לו לה לה לה
לה לה לה
וגם לה לה לה לה לה לה

אבל..., אין אין אין אין
אין רוזה מרציפן

שלמה גרוניך

Wanted to post this post for almost a week but waited 'till now.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

the seaside







The sea is gorgeous now.

Went for a walk about town(Tel Aviv and Jaffa) with Noogie from darkroom forum on
d-spot.Great fun.Shot a couple of rolls.

I now started using two RF's,both with 35/2.8 and loaded with the same film(plus-x is a recent favorite). They are faster to change then reload one camera,and then I reload both over coffee or something. I shot all day long with no meter. I dont use it much but now it is dead I feel it's absence.

I finished reading "Chronicles Volume One - Bob Dylan" and "Bound for Glory" by Woodie Guthrie several days ago.Both are very good.

Monday, October 08, 2007

the art critic



Summaron looks delicious wide open. Even with a misaligned RF.

tmax 100 in tetenal ultrafin 1+20

Haifa Museum of Japanese Art.

I passed the test(I got 61 when the minimum passing grade is 60). Now I need to see to a couple of small issues and the course is over. I am so relieved.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Sad cities have sad Graffitti



I spent the weekend in the best way humanly possible.

I still didnt get the exam results and I am very nervous.I would hate to retake the test,and if I fail the retake,I will have to retake the whole course.

My gossen seems to stop responding below a certain EV,which is sad. I guess I am in the market for a "new" budget light meter.

Friday, October 05, 2007

to lazy to write a title




Been shooting quite a lot but developed none.patience.

Using the leica is inspiring.It has the best VF\RF possible and is very intuitive -it is much more intuitive to me then an automatic SLR(which I cant get used to) for example. I also found that different focal lenghts work better(for me)in different cities. Tel Aviv is a very 28-35 city while Haifa seemed more of a 50 - possibly even a short tele.

I just listened to a digitally remastered Brian Ferry "Boys and Girls" album after listening to a bad shape record - the record sounds way better with the crackle and occasional click.I am surprised every time anew. The Rega Planar was my best purchase after the leica in the last couple of years.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

the south shall rise again\barbie



"..ten thousand years of culture fell from him.He could have
been a cave dweller.He sounds like he's at the edge of the fire,
or in the deep snow,or in a ghostly forest,the coolness of
conscious obvious strength,full tilt and vibrant with danger".

Bob Dylan on Johnie Cash,Chronicles 1