An Interview With Nadav Bagim
Nadav Bagim has created a magical wonderland of giant toadstools, pastel skies and brightly-colored flora in which insects and other critters roam.
The Wonderland series presents a remarkable creativity and originality and by using a unique, but rather simple and elegant artificial lighting and household objects, from vegetables to plastic bags, Nadav was able to capture all those photos in camera without digital manipulation.
In a miniature studio on his kitchen table, he captured praying mantises on mars, romantic snails kissing on a coconut hill, and lots of other surreal scenes. The series has been published in numerous Magazines and websites all around the world.
All the photographs are available in limited editions, signed and numbered by the artist.
We took Nadav for a close talk about his work.
Hello Nadav, this is the second time we publish your art in our magazine, the first article was in our first issue #1 of Israeli Lens :-).
We love your photography and unique style.
A year has passed and we are pleased to have an interview with you.
Please kindly introduce yourself to our readers.
My name is Nadav Bagim, I’m 33-years-old and I live in Ramat-Gan, Israel.
I started as a Neuroscience student at Bar-Ilan University, but somewhere along the way I found out that my true passion lies in photography. Since then, photography has become my main occupation.
I photograph nature and especially macro and close-up, I teach photography, present my art in conferences, publish my photos in magazines, and very recently I’ve started teaching gifted children, for the ministry of education, about the tiny life that surrounds us and how to photograph it.
Did you study photography formally?
No, I am an autodidact and learned photography on my own with help from the Internet, curiosity and just plain trial and error.
How long have you been a photographer?
I’ve started photographing about 7 years ago.