Archive for 'PERSONAL'

Shana Tova from Sephi Bergerson and Family

Shana Tova and a Happy New Year 5772

It is always around September that the new year starts in Israel and it has always been a tradition to send greeting cards. These cards were always decorated¬†with the traditional symbols of the Jewish holidays and ¬†I remember that as a child we were always fascinated with the glitters and kitch. A few years ago […]

Alternative Photographic Process in India – The FataFat Project

I have always believed that every photographer should at all times be engaged in a long-term personal project. I am so committed to this idea that it would not be an exaggeration to say that my main work is personal and the assignments are there to enable me to keep working on these personal projects. […]

On the beach in Goa

When our first daughter Liah was born in 2001 I was still shooting film and she has quite a few photo albums of her childhood that she loves going through every now and then. Eva and Amber were born in 2009 and have no albums. It is not that I don’t take their pictures, it […]

Fine Art photography in India, and is it really ‘Fine Art’?

I can almost say that I am allergic to the term ‘fine art photography’ as it is being used by so many photographers, especially in India, and it is therefore very difficult for me to even hint that my own work can be defined as ‘fine art’. I see so many people with cameras taking […]

Portrait Photography in a Daylight Studio

Setting up a daylight studio for portrait photography is not as difficult as I used to think. My grandfather was a photographer in Poland before the war and I remember stories that my mother used to tell me about how he set up his own daylight studio using the glass on which the light sensitive […]

Working With an Old Wood Camera

Sometime back I wrote a post about street photography in India titled Maharaja’s postrait photography in 21st centure India . The post was about what today is considered an alternative photographic process that was invented in India and used for decades by many street photographers across the subcontinent, mainly India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. I have […]

Our own personal Spotted Owlets

How many of you knew that I was a bird watcher when I was young and that I started photography at the age of sixteen because I wanted to take pictures of the birds I was watching? funny how things happen. Almost thirty years later I am living in India, I’m still a photographer and […]

Two simple maternity shots, and how I did it

My wife, Shefi, is in the last stages of pregnancy with our twins and is due any day now. We are of course super excited! Knowing that this is the last chance to take some pregnancy shots, I was planning to go out to the nature but the great outdoors is not so easy to […]

Maharaja portrait photography in 21st century India

A new exhibition at the city palace museum in Udaipur explores the portraits of the Maharajas and their families taken by their personal photographers, but only a few people know that the same kind of photographers, although a dying breed, are still around in India using more or less the same techniques as in the […]

Street Food ‘FotoWala’ in Old Delhi

I have been walking around old delhi with a couple of friends visiting from Hong Kong. we went out looking for some interesting painters and old style print shops for my friend’s project and of course sampled some street food. I was clicking some pics of a chhole kulch wala and blocking the traffic of […]

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