From the ground to air, from stills to motion, dance is an elite form of movement. Dance is not just the beauty in body but also the understanding of self and others. As the artist, I desire to capture the moment that best interprets the motion and the dancer to the audience as a moment that will leave you in peace, in space, and in time.

 

I love shadows, contrast, anonymity, and using negative space in my compositions. My goal is to capture timeless ‘fragments’ of life in my work, whether it’s the intricate lines of the human hand, or the delicate folds of a garment, they are drawn in detailed simplicity.

Exploring the changeling, which comes with puberty, an entity forming into itself, an apparition of a future being. The image made is of my daughter Yumi Sams, who continues to be my muse and inspiration.

Our world permits no further mistakes. We must work together! This is my final goal, the inspiration for my pictures: To create tolerant, creative and cooperative systems that are heading toward a spiritual unity. Everyone must learn and teach at his realm, everyone must learn to work together with the power of art.

Do not be lazy in photography…this photo is made in the evening under a light fog and rain and all the lights were on..now is a grey building. I make photos because I can’t with words.

I believe the true value of art can only be recognized in its power to engage you on a deeper level. Art can be a valuable healing experience for both the artist and the one who views it. I strive to reach out through my art and bring a message of Hope.

I use my camera to transfer and materialize the emotions which develop in my mind, the excitement caused by encountered reality. Sometimes the photos can abstract from reality, showing different aspects of colors and forms, whereas other times they can simply reflect certain situations taking place in front of the camera.

The structuring of the composition, color, and texture play a predominant role in my work. Pieces of paper, threads and other trivial materials marry with vivid oil colors on the canvas or on wood in order to map the form of a completed image in a non-figurative manner. A composition of recollection of memories, moments and emotional fragments.

Deep and complete knowledge of my profession are proven by long years during which I was learning and improving myself as a professional. My creative work is first of all characterized by many exhibitions, publications and positive feedback from students, colleagues and art critics.

In spite of all the challenges we have as individuals and as community, it is vital to keep our spirits nourished with what enriches us as human beings. “Waltz 1” is from the series, “Opus” in which I reflect on how music can lift our souls.