Category Archives: israel

time to revolt

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!
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V15

the 2015 elections in Israel were extemely interesting for many reasons. When they announced we’re going to elections again after two years, i thought “here we go again” nothings going to change, why should we even bother. But a few things changed my mind. the most important one, was V15, a non partisan political organization calling people to wake up and make israel a better place by bringing back the hope in the political system, going out to vote, and attempting to shift the political conversation more to the left, the more liberal, cultural, peace driven, anti-violence, pro-education side of the map.
I had the incredible opportunity to be part of this amazing team, taking pictures of the activity all over the country, providing the material for Shachar B. Cotani’s graphic design team and the creative department to create powerful messages online,  and turning in a few short months from someone who thinks we’re doomed and the elections won’t change anything to someone who travels the country to talk to people and convince them how important it is to go out and vote and to get their friends and family to do the same.
V15’s ultimate goal was not met. Benjamin Netanyahu is still the prime minister of Israel, but the information gathered, the people recruited and the energy levels are just the beginning of something great.
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Shahar and Ofir

last summer Shahar and Ofir did something amazing, they decided they want to get married in Shahar’s parents’ backyard. the yard was far from being ready to host anything, hardly even a picnic, but nothing stopped them. They cleaned up the place, flattened it, brought everything they needed and had a beautiful and more importantly fun wedding with every last detail thought about and executed to perfection.
I even had the chance to see the place a few weeks before the wedding so I could really appreciate the hard work and even give my two cents about lighting and other functions. They did such a great job, i think they should consider renting the place out for future events, make a few bucks from the hard work they did and knowledge they collected.

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Shahar & Ofir // The Wedding Highlights from Beard Black Films on Vimeo.

photography: elad baranga / barangapix
additional photography: noa magger
video: beard black films
music: elad ron / zebra music
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ocation: parents’ backyard


stolen goods

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my dear friends Tom and Gal started designing cool stuff together. they’re making bags and you’re going to totally fall in love with them… yeah, with the bags, but no doubt, also with the girls.
they designed the bags to be simple and cool, they designed the prints and screen printed them themselves, sew them and sell them. last night they even popped up a shop and exhibition in the Kuli Alma Gallery.
I shot a bit before and while it was all going down, but there’s more coming up, more designs, more prints, apparel, accessories, posters, and whatever pops into their creative minds… check out the first peek from Stolen Goods
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Anat and Lamed – Part Two

like i wrote in Part One of Anat and Lamed’s wedding, their celebration was split into three events. The second event was really cool, because they wanted to avoid the embarrassment of dealing with romantic couple photos, but still wanted to have them. The solution was to have a big picnic with friends, babies and pets, and this is what we got.

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life of a hustler

when i was invited to shoot the Hennessy bartenders’ convention in the Container the first thing i thought about was Li’l Jon and other rappers who are partying with cognac. Before the event they were telling us that it’s an international movement to bring cognac into the cocktail world, not just drinking it straight, but also in mixed drinks. and i thought, yeah, i know… crunk juice!
at the event, they served up some really cool cocktails, some were simple, some more sophisticated, but they were all delicious and they had lectures about the brand and how Hennessy is working hard to become more hip and a popular spirit in cocktail bars. In israel, the alcohol tax reform actually made cognac cheaper in the past couple of years, so it’s more of a reason.
I was truly surprised when they talked about rappers and how great their endorsement and free advertising is for the brand. I was happy to learn that Hennessy is embracing this energy, and mixing up a hell of a drink!

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Anat and Lamed – Part One

Anat and Lamed’s wedding was actually spread out over three events, which can be a bit hard logistically, but it was tons of fun for a whole month of festivities with a better chance for everyone to get what the want and be happy.  Weddings are meant to be meaningful and fun, why limit yourself to just a few hours of celebrations?
the first event was their legal wedding hosted on the roof of Brown TLV  with close friends and family, the events (and posts) to follow were a pre-wedding shoot in the form of a friends’ picnic, and a big wedding-wedding event.
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