I had begun my adventure in photography at the age of 20, in 1976, in France. At that time I practiced street photography during the day, worked as an assistant to a publicity photographer during the week-ends… and as a taxi driver during the night, in order to make a living. I lived in a little room in Paris, where the bed was fighting for room with a little black and white photography lab…..
In 1986 I relocated to Tel-Aviv, Israel, where I founded a school of Philosophy. In recent years I decided to combine these two major aspects of my life: Photography and Philosophy.
A picture is much more than the way a person can describe it…. the most important thing in a picture is invisible… an emotion, a sentiment, a nostalgia, a harmony. For me a good picture does not reflect the subjectivity of the photographer but the reality of a particular moment – the moment in which the photographer chose to close the shutter – , and this moment is chosen because the photographer recognizes it – consciously or not – as a “qualified” moment. Meaning that the most significant thing is not that the picture was taken at this moment and at this place, but that this picture is able to transmit a specific quality of life, either though harmony, beauty, or any high and profound sentiment.
I wrote 3 books on Photography : "Wisdom through the lens" (published in many language), "Artist, Dreamer, Warrior" and "Metaphysical Aesthetics of Photography". I also give workshops about Art and Photography.
I also maintain the "Fifo" (means "Filosofo-Fotografo"... in Spanish) Blog at www.photos-art.org/blog/
And one last thing… My first reflex camera, in 1976, was a Pentax MX. Until March 2016 I was still using a Pentax…. But I received a gift from my students for my 60 years old ... a Leica Q. So thanks Pentax for having been a always present, but I enjoy SO MUCH the Leica.... !!!