Photo Essay from Israel

It’s tight, it’s hot, everything is on the street.
You can’t stop… you can only go forward… And what I encountered on the way, I photographed. Everything along the way presents itself so authentic – to feel, smell, hear, see and touch it.

Ordinary moments that revealed to me the obvious and hidden feelings, beliefs and hopes of individuals. Valuable moments of rest, reflection, joy, terror. Components of life, so small, so uninteresting, that no one can appreciate. Life goes on undisturbed, without people paying any special attention to the moment.
I experienced them up close – secret, related, faceless, human – just as they always are.

The pictures were taken in the summer of 2014, mostly in Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

My desire not to spoil the mood that was already there with my presence and thereby capture people in their most natural state, led me to the experiment of constantly photographing without being able to see the chosen motifs through the lenses. I deliberately didn’t hold the camera in front of my eye, but took the picture with my hand.