About me

Born in 1949, I started working as a commercial photographer in 1972, and later turned to press photography. In 1986, I was hired by "Yediot Aharonot," the largest daily newspaper in Israel, to work as a press photographer. Later, I became a part-time photo editor for the paper, alongside my duties as a photographer. During most of my career, I specialized in the photography of urban settings and people. In 2004, I retired from photojournalism, and began spending my spare time photographing wildlife and birds in their natural habitats. May 2016  I retired from work as a staff photographer for the Weizmann Institute of Science. 



Equipment during the last 15 years:

Nikon D2h, Nikon D2x, Nikon D3, Nikon D3s, Canon EOS 1D mark 2, Canon EOS 1D mark 4, Canon EOS 7D II  Canon EOS 5D S R. Canon EOS 1D X MARK II, Sony A9 II

Nikkor lens 35mm 70~200mm 300mm 500mm

Sony lens 70~200

Canon lens 16~35mm, 24~70mm, 70~200mm, 300mm, 100~400mm, 200~400mm, 500mm, 400mm DO, 600mm

Gitzo tripod with Wimberley head.





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