The Negev Desert
After living and working in crowded urban areas all my life, I now find myself attracted to the emptiness and quietness of the Negev desert in Israel.
The surprises found in the desert, supposedly empty and poor in vegetation,
are always interesting.
I like getting to places where one can turn around 360 degrees without seeing a single sign of civilization. Such places are rather rare and the future of the Negev as a natural refuge is at risk.
In my photography I explore the interaction between the desert and its visitors; the tension between the wish to leave it wild and the need to define it, between enabling travelers and the obligation to preserve it.
My photos deal with the traces we leave behind be it fine or rough, temporary or long term.