My second love after photographing people is photographing buildings .
Buildings have always been an inspiration.
I like looking at buildings and imagining the different lives people lead in them.
I like the shapes they create in space :
|40's Retro shoot for Maariv on the stairs of Independence Park , TLV|
And the stories they tell :
|Light bubble - fashion for 42 Degrees|
Sometimes I see a building and it drives me to create a story I can photograph in it ,around it.
Like this building in Nveh Tzedek that was being renovated and reminded me of a famous photograph of Horst
Which inspired us to create a photograph with dancers inspiration :
|Dancers in Nveh Zedek - Hadashot magazine|
We did not know then that this building site is going to turn into the Suzanne Dallal center for dance :)
Or the Ankori school on Pinsker St. which has just been newly painted and reminded me of the stairs in Alice in Wonderland ,hence the hats,cards and bottles
|Fashion , Hadashot|
This photograph was later chosen for an exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum , and this is taken from the catalog :
|One of my photographs from the exhibition A Temporary Documentation ,at the Tel Aviv museum|
|The catalog of the exhibition - A Temporary Documentation|
Sometimes it works the other way around - I have an image in my head and I go looking for a suitable location .
Like in this coming photograph I did on the top of a high rising building overlooking other tall buildings
|Illustration for Extra magazine|
My love for buildings is combined with my musical tastes : A great influence has always been Talking Heads' music
Talking Heads often sing about cities ,buildings and homes... combined with my personal observations it led me to create this photograph based on a falling down house in Ben Yehuda st. and a musician's life
|Dana Friman for "AT" magazine|
Another building , the IBM building ,inspired this photograph , which I secretly call - my Penthouse & Pavement period :)
It has also appeared in a beautiful book dedicated to
Tel -Aviv : Hot City , edited by Ronit Shany
|Fashion for Hadashot in the book Hot City|
I have been invited to see Sharona , a new building project
And seing these photographs from the 18th century inspired me to create this fashion editorial for Shamenet