Friday, November 30, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

In Heat




Today I got my first Tel Aviv parking ticket.I am not even angry.
100Nis(20$)(100 feet of trix cost110Nis).

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

RED! Iwo Jima! Водка!

Tonight Lena returns!



I watched Letters from Iwo Jima.Wonderful movie.Much better then Private Rayan and Flags of our fathers.

В пятницу был у друзей и ВДРУГ Лёня вытащил бутылку Голда!
Все долго фыркали, но бутылка исчезла очень быстро,и заметьте, во благо.
Потом захотелось еще и кто то сгонял в ларёк и купил (непалённой) Финляндий
которая исчезла медленней и в ее конце Марина сказала "Да.Голд был лучше".
Не зажирайтесь,дамы и господа.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Lena comes back tomorrow!





got a nikon fe2 for 25$.It has a slightly sticky winding mechanism,which servisol solves for a few hours.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

last memories of summer








המים הכחולים
ביצוע: עמיר לב
מילים ולחן: עמיר לב


הן יושבות על החול הכי קרוב למים
אני יושב ממול ליד הדגים
אחת שותקת, השניה מזמזמת שיר
כל כך יפה החוף, הזה עם המים הכחולים

שני בחורים עם שני כלבים גדולים
הקטנה יושבת זקוף מורידה את הצמידים
הגדולה לוקחת חולצה ומכסה לעצמה את הפנים
יפה החוף הזה, עם המים הכחולים

הן נכנסות למים, אחת עומדת והשניה שוחה
נשמעת צעקה, הגדולה נוגעת בקטנה
פתאום היא מחליקה על אחת האבנים
קרוב לחוף בתוך המים הכחולים

איש מבוגר דוחף כסא, על הכסא יושב הילד
האיש דוחף שותק, והילד צועק
הן עומדות הגדולה עם השקית
והקטנה היא מחזיקה את הבגדים
מחכות שהשמש תיגע במים הכחולים

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Free The Burmese Prisoners






Protest near the embassies,Tel Aviv.
The film got off the spool(bad sticky tape holding it - it was bulkloaded) and was slightly exposed when kept in the cassette.When you have lemons - make lemonade.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

"Can I buy you a drink?"



watched "Palindromes".Excelent movie,well made,great acting,sad and funny,yet very disturbing.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

"walking on the beaches looking at the peaches"



Allenby,Tel Aviv.

trix@400 in diafine looks like crap.
Low contrast,low sharpness,huge grain.

Monday, November 19, 2007

no title



I developed some trix@400 in diafine.Didnt scan yet but the negs look good.

I read somewhere that trix can be shot at 400 in low contrast and 1600 in high contrast in diafine.

If this is true - I will finish all my stocks of fp4,plusx and hp5 and use trix exclusively(in 35mm).

Friday, November 16, 2007

גבעתי שלי



military wake,Jerusalem.

I visited Jerusalem last night to see a concert\art show\birthday. All were nice.
It is winter in Jerusalem,good chance for the local hipsters to dress up.

Went to shoot in Tel Aviv - Jaffa.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

three different attitudes



hunting,celebrating,venting.

I love taking pictures on pedestrian crossings.
They are never very good.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Mermaid on land



I am much happier and calmer than I was 10 years ago,
than I was 5 years ago,
than I was a year ago,
than I was 6 month ago,
than I was 3 months ago.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

early sunset



Sunset over Gennesaret(The Sea of Galilee).The sun sets early now. Yesterday we got wet in the first rain of the year.Walked around Tel Aviv(including a museum) from 10:00 to 18:00 or so.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Thursday, November 08, 2007

new toys,again

As always,photographic equipment comes to me(keep 'em coming!).


Some for free(Thank you Victor!),




some for cash(thank you Alexz!).

conversation

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Who cares






Олден Уитмен. Какое место вы отводите себе среди писателей (ныне здравствующих) и писателей недавнего прошлого?

Владимир Набоков. Я часто думаю, что должен существовать специальный типографский знак, обозначающий улыбку, — нечто вроде выгнутой линии, лежащей навзничь скобки,, именно этот значок я поставил бы вместо ответа на ваш вопрос.

Интервью в апреле 1969 года (перевод А. Г. Николаевской). Опубликовано в сборнике Nabokov V. Strong Opinions.


Could I love him more?

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Lena came back!

The wonderful Lena landed a couple of hours ago.
This is very very good.


day


night

I love to watch women apply makeup.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

foreign employees




foreign employees are todays migrant workers, only recently laws were made to protect their intrests and they started to get decent treatment.

Most of them live in Southern Tel Aviv.
They spend years here doing agricultural work,construction,menial labour and wet nursing the elderly among other things. Most are from the Philippines,Thailand,China,Romania and Nigeria. They seem lonely,but in southern Tel Aviv they have their own diners,stores,clubs and bordellos - they seem much more relaxed there.Some have children born here.

Watched:"Eastern Promises"(weak with good points) and "History of Violence"(good). Cronenberg is improving with age.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

ссуки

"Although he continued to paint, Modigliani's health was deteriorating rapidly, and his alcohol-induced blackouts became more frequent.

In 1920, after not hearing from him for several days, his downstairs neighbor checked on the family and found Modigliani in bed delirious and holding onto Hébuterne who was nearly nine months pregnant. They summoned a doctor, but little could be done because Modigliani was dying of the then-incurable disease tubercular meningitis.

Modigliani died on January 24, 1920. There was an enormous funeral, attended by many from the artistic communities in Montmartre and Montparnasse.

Hébuterne was taken to her parents' home, where, inconsolable, she threw herself out of a fifth-floor window two days after Modigliani's death, killing herself and her unborn child. Modigliani was interred in Père Lachaise Cemetery. Hébuterne was buried at the Cimetière de Bagneux near Paris, and it was not until 1930 that her embittered family allowed her body to be moved to rest beside Modigliani.

Modigliani died penniless and destitute—managing only one solo exhibition in his life and giving his work away in exchange for meals in restaurants. Since his death his reputation has soared. Nine novels, a play, a documentary and three feature films have been devoted to his life."

Wikipedia

who needs men anyway?





big fan of photographing feet,they say a lot about a person without being direct.

Friday, November 02, 2007

lazy feelin'



dont cut off the feet of people you like.
I still like the picture.

שם השיר : Mama, You Been On My Mind
מתוך : The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3
גרסה עברית: מותק, את אצלי בראש
מילים ולחן: בוב דילן
תרגום: שלומי שבן

אולי זה הצבע של השמש שדהה
ומכסה את הצומת בו אני עומד
או שאולי זה משהו באוויר או משהו אחר
אבל מותק את אצלי בראש
אני לא מחפש צרות אל תכעסי
אל תדאגי לא אתחנן
ולא אומר שלא אוכל לשכוח
ולא אזחל ולא אבכה ולא אסתיר ממך שכן
מותק את אצלי בראש
אפילו שמוחי הזוי ועולמי סגור וצר
איפה היית לא משנה לי
ולא מציף אותי בצער
גם לא אכפת לי איפה או עם מי תתעוררי מחר
רק שמותק את אצלי בראש
אני לא מבקש ממך לומר מילים כמו כן ולא אנא הביני
אין לי מקום לקרוא לך בוא לבוא
סתם התלחשתי עם עצמי
כאילו אין מי שיגיד לי
מותק את אצלי בראש
אז כשתתעוררי מחר יפה הביטי בראי
ולא אהיה שם לצידך ,לא אהיה קרוב אל תופתעי
רק אהיה סקרן אם את רואה אותך צלול כמו מי
שהיית אצלו בתוך הראש
שהיית אצלו בתוך הראש

Thursday, November 01, 2007

early morning,serene.




Lena in the morning. Tonight she leaves to Moscow on family matters for a few days.She packs her bags as I type this.


Today I took a 6 hour photo walk with the very talented Allon Kira who just happens to be a darn nice guy,Moshik and Dvir from d-spot analogue photography forum. Shot several rolls of plus-x,tested the polaris lightmeter.I like it. I met Kobi Wolf in Jaffa ,(who I met at his exhibition about an year ago),and we talked for several minutes.He drooled over my leica. He did not remember my name but remembered the photos I took of him there and thanked me for them.I still feel like an idiot for not asking him to sign his book then. He leaves for Chad in a few days with his canon 1DMk2 which he says he hates but uses for asigments. He wet prints his own prints.