When my friend Marty Cohen asked if I was interested in doing a project in Israel I immediately responded yes! I had always thought of going there but my expectations were less than I discovered. It soon became apparent that as a photographer there was a wealth of material to experience.
Israel is the oldest and the youngest country in the world. The light is clarion, optical and of a Mediterranean hue and this ancient luminosity refracts into mythology and biblical wisdom. Although the population is mostly secular one senses a profound spirituality. This can be seen in the words carved into stone thousands of years ago or written on parchment in the ancient tomes. These artifacts reveal an early need for knowledge and expression. One feels positioned as a human being in a much more specific way.