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I consider myself as an independent person.
I am enjoying the thin balance between observing and participating.
Though I am a city person I care for the environment and love nature.
Both of my parents are painters > from an early age I have passion for plastic arts, mainly painting , drawing and sculpture.
A main part of my identity is being a photographer >
I'm using an analog camera (35mm Leica) with black and white films.
As a photographer I'm making my way in the art world, participating in exhibitions in my country and abroad.
Nevertheless I use digital cameras and my cellular like a normal person :)
Between 2002-2006 I was studying and living (photography and art) in Jerusalem. since then I'm living in Tel aviv and traveling any chance I get!
at the last few years mostly in different parts of Europe.
Lately I am learning to appreciate again parts of my country, like the 'Negev' in the south and the 'Golan heights' in the north.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
First I should mention I check and choose carefully who is the person I am making contact with and sending a request.
I read most of the profile (if its not very long;) and I am always relating to some info. with in it, some personal info. etc.
hopefully when getting a request I would like to be treated more or less with the same personal approach.
While traveling in Scandinavia and Germany (end of 2011-begining of 2012) I got the chance to use c.s. > most hosts welcomed me warmly, opened there houses to me and offered me useful information. I'm thankful for all of them! with some I keep in touch through facebook.
There were also situations in which my hosts were busy but still kind enough to be trustful and helpful.
This kind of situations are just fine as I am an independent person and can explore around by myself.
While hosting in Tel aviv I try to show my guests parts of the city they may not found for themselves in a short stay.
I'll try to summarize, guided by random associations :)
Photography, fine arts, Cinema, Modern dance.
Cities/ public spaces.
coffee in the morning! and in the afternoon!
Beer in the summer, Whiskey or Rum in the winter.
Maps, old photographs.
Getting lost in big cities.
Deference between the genders.
Music, Movies, and Books
Two of my favorites directors are Federico Fellinni and David Lynch.
others worth mentioning- Stanley Kubrick, Paul Thomas Anderson, The Cohen Brothers, Pedro Almodóvar, Ingmar Bergman, Luchino Visconti, Aki Kaurismäki, Lars von trier. Jean-Luc Godard.
and I'm still making an effort to see a good movie in the cinema!
About music: well, music is so essential in my everyday life routine.
At a young age I listened to bands like The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Queen, Police etc. Rock and Folk, Jazz and Blues.
Today I'm really open minded to almost any sort of music.
I like Latin music as well (mostly Cuban), Electronic music, Hip Hop..
Some musicians that I can mention: Tom Waits, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, , Caetano Veloso, P.J.Harvey, Bjork, Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, kurt cobain, Amy Winehouse, Nina Simon!!
I listen to classic music as well sometimes, preferably in live performance.
For books I need to be in a special mood. the last book I recently read and liked was- Berlin Alexanderplatz- a novel by Alfred Döblin.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Witnessing the amazing big blue whale in Ecuador.
The Baobab trees in Africa.
few of my favorite cities: Hanoi, Havana, Athens, Berlin, Manhattan, Reykjavik..
Teach, Learn, Share
I like to learn everything which is offered to me by people I meet.
meanwhile I teach myself while experiencing life.
People ask me to teach them about photography.. actually its more interesting to let them notice things that have potential of being a good photo, relating to the light at a specific moment, how you arrange things in your frame etc.
Another aspect about photography is that the lens always "see" or captures more then we do, and there is almost always something unpredictable.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Bulgaria, Germany, Israel