“I have been practicing art under the instruction of the artist Shimon Avni.
I studied the Theory of Art at the Open University of Israel, and have a B.Sc. in Physics from Tel-Aviv University.
I am the ambassador of the importer of Ferrino in Israel and one of the gallery artists of Efrat Gallery. I have been taking part in single and group exhibitions since the age of 17 and have presented several single exhibitions since then.
I do studio and landscape photography. They may seem like two different areas, but they are not. Both in the studio and in nature, I deal with the same subject: weaknesses and the end of existence.
In studio photographs, I focus on the long-term documentation of my moments of weakness. Moments of mental fatigue. Of emotions such as feelings of guilt, anger and depression. Unlike the landscape photography, in the studio I am on both sides of the camera. Both behind the eyepiece and opposite the lens. I found that I am the best model to introduce myself. I know exactly how to describe my emotions, so I prefer to be both the model and the photographer. In the studio photographs, I remove the masks from me in a process of release that takes a few hours each time before the start of filming.
In nature, I am hiding behind the camera, but at the same time exposing the weaknesses through moments of fatigue of the landscape. Moments that the landscape would prefer not to be seen in. Rough moments, evidenced by the weariness of the pretense that everything is beautiful, moments of the end of the day and accumulate grinding of the view. In this series of photos I prefer to focus on the moments when I and nature are tired but are still there with each other at the end of the day. This series was taken when I was at the end of the day, after walking for many hours with a lot of equipment on my back, with muscle aches. In moments of mental weakness, loneliness and a tremendous sense of loneliness.
Only when they are close to someone and are intimate with him does he allow to show and expose his darker sides, the moments of removing all the masks. This series of photographs focuses on those intimate moments that both nature and I are exposed to the effects of the weather on the soul.”
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Guy Geva Art & Landscape Photography
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