i thought about writing a bit about how i usually miss these events and then feel bad about not going, and, and, and… no one cares… but the agadir block party by the dolores crew (probably the most important thing that happened to the israeli skateboarding scene in the past few years) is really simple.
skateboarding, hip hop, live shows, burgers and beers. a great way to start a holiday!
haPussy Shel Lucy (lucy’s pussy) is no doubt one the most influential and important bands to come out of the Israeli punkrock scene. but their story and their history isn’t important for this post (as interesting as it may be, and it really is) but what’s important is that their new album kicks ass! you can hear it here, and their show a couple of nights ago was so good, musically, the vibes, the crowd, the guests, everything was perfect.
time to join the revolution!
Ouzo Bazooka are releasing their second album, SIMOOM this week, so they came a few months ago to the studio with Gal Melnick’s brilliant ideas, outfits and paper plants and we had one of my most enjoyable shoots ever.
Photography : Elad Baranga
Styling, Outfits, Paper Plants, Twirling Pots and everything nice – Gal Melnick
Hair and Makeup : Ronelle Goshen
Ouzo Bazooka are : Uri Brauner Kinorot, Ira Raviv, Dani Ever-Hadani and Adam Scheflan
come to the album release show in Tel Aviv or checkout when they explode all over the world!
Crunch 22 ‘s second album is a wild adventure dedicated to Lewis Carol’s timeless classic Alice in Wonderland… The trio takes you on a psychedelic journey throughout the album and tomorrow they’re gonna make that journey live in tel aviv.
A bit before the album came out, they decided it’s time to refresh their band photos, so we went for a “walk”
the album, with amazing artwork by Jack TML is availble through the band’s website on vinyl, cd, or mp3
One day Ira and I talked about shooting something in the studio, I don’t remember what it was and we didn’t even go through with it, we have these conversations once in a while, when Ira, being the successful fashion blogger that she is, wants to do something more interesting than shooting with her phone, like we did one time with Tommy Hilfiger.
Then, out of the blue, she asked “Hey! you want to shoot my wedding?” I was shocked, I didn’t even know she was engaged, and the funny thing about her wedding is that so much theatrical drama was planned for wedding, and Ira knew exactly what she wanted, so there was no drama-drama around the wedding.
B: we can also do a preshoot before the day of wedding, something stylish, that would be fun, right?
I: Perfect! let’s go to Jerusalem!
B: Seriously? I meant, like chill, at home, in your natural surrounding, relaxed.
I: Yeah, but I thought full hair and makeup, all the dresses in a stunning location.
I: Mamilla will be perfect!
so we went to Jerusalem.
The wedding itself was in Alma in Even Yehuda, with lots of live music, good food, fine wine and lots and lots of flowers, Just like Ira wanted it.
and of course , video by BeardWalker
When Ortega called me to say he’s working on a new album I was excited, I knew he’s cooking up something serious. When we first started working together he was a new player in, a local rap prodigy, now he’s one of the leading rappers in the game, and in the past ten years he’s been everywhere, on every small and big stage in the country, shows abroad, television, radio, solo performances and collaborations with the biggest names in the underground as well as mainstream musicians.
this weekend he’s celebrating the release of his new album with guests in a killer show that I’m personally very excited about
album artwork by Tom Melnick
show poster by Odem
you can hear the whole album on youtube:
or on bandcamp
check out his artist page on facebook
and old pictures we took along the years:
and also check out these kickass videos:
Neta and Gilad were probably one of more vibrant, cheerful, and loving couples we had the opportunity to shoot. Half-full kind of people. Getting ready for the wedding, they kept me in the loop of Gilad’s mother’s medical condition that wasn’t good and how it may change the time and location of the wedding. At the end they decided to have their wedding at Alenby Ranch and his mom could not attend, she was with them in their hearts and via Skype. Not long after the wedding, she passed away, and I can’t remember meeting a happier and prouder mother on a wedding day as Rivka was that afternoon.
Mor married Amit, but I know him as Pipe, and have known him for many years, from being a turntablism scratch prodigy and rocking out in the biggest hip hop parties and live events and now that he teaches the next generation of DJs.
When he told me he’s going to get married, I knew it’s going to be a blast. Taking their pictures on the beach with their boards was fun, but i knew the best was yet to come with a bunch of the hottest local DJs on their guest list, who got up the stand one after the other and in several occasions even a few together, including our groom.
Lital and Nir had a small wedding that was fortunate to take part of. Their wedding was fun and laid back and was exactly what we talk about in the barely bridal project. And as if being chill wasn’t enough, Lital’s answers and story behind the dress are simply perfect.
1. what’s the story behind the dress?
– for the life of god I never wanted a dress with a story, but when we decided to get married my mom suggested her well-kept dress, and that was easy and available, but the rest of the story is that we started telling ourselves how we’re going to pass it on from generation to generation, and that’s a bonus, less of what’s the story, more like who.
2. who made it? where did you get it?
-oh, good thing you asked, the dress was made by Aunt Jinet, who isn’t actually my mom’s aunt, but a holocaust survivor friend of my grandfather, rest his soul. Aunt Jinet was a seamstress, her and her partner never had kids, so as long as my mother can remember, she would promise her that when the time comes she will sew her wedding dress. I don’t know how much my mother took this threat seriously, but when she returned to France with the new about her marrying my dad, Aunt Jinet jumped up with the measuring tape and the rest is history. But I can’t really stop here, because even though my mom’s English lace selection was stunning, her wedding was in the 80s, meaning that there was enough of it to build a small tent, especially around the shoulder area, and of course a thick-thick belt that was finished with a huge gift style bow in the back. I tried it on, my dad laughed and almost choked, and said “it looks very modest”. Luckily, I reached out to Odelia Arnold, a fashion designer who’s talent cannot be described in words, she totally took apart the dress and was very attentive before reconstructing in to the stunning result before you.
3. how long did it take to make?
– the second time around was six weeks from our first meeting with two measurement sessions. The first time, Im guessing it took a while, even though Aunt Jinet was ready for it for 26 years, I can assume it was pretty quick.
– $200 for the alterations, the first time around was free + emotional taxes.
5. any regrest?
– far from it.
6. A wedding dress for you is?
– not a big deal. My mom was actually the first one to get married in a white dress after my grandmother and great grandmother were even more undermining than we were and got married in pants. I think it’s mainly cool if you can make it into a family thing and load it with a personal story. I wish I’ll be able to pass it on to someone from the next generation to do whatever her heart pleases with it.
another thing is that i think a wedding dress in general is quite embarrassing from its roots, and I don’t see any purpose in adding drama to it. Who are you, women who get married in kawabanga and crystal dresses that cost like half an apartment?
Lital and Nir on their wedding day
Tal and Elad like having a good time and it shows. Their wedding was on an incredibly hot day, and we wanted to shoot them near their apartment in central Tel Aviv, so we went to their favorite breakfast spot (where they actually had breakfast that morning) we hopped on a bus, got pizza, went to shopping plaza, danced in the street and had fun with any idea or location that popped to mind.
Later that evening, Avigdor was filled with over-the-top energy and a ton of photos that were hard to choose from.
check out the video by BeardWalker