Where are you from?
I live in a small village in central Israel.
Why did you want to become a Photographer?
It’s simple – For me, the camera is just the most wonderful tool to meet new people. Yes, it can act both as a buffer if you treat the subject in a wrong way. For me, a good portrait is always about having communication (even non-verbal) with the person in front if the lens.
Why did you choose this particular shot to be your favorite photograph?
I met this man in a men’s only tea house in northern China.
His friends told me he is the oldest man in the neighborhood, but because of the language barrier I could not get anything more then that I usually insist of knowing the name and age of the person in front of my lens, but on this portrait, we just looked at each other and it was a magical moment. It was also my first portrait publish on the National Geographic Traveler magazine.