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I am a professor of genetics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an amateur photographer.
I got my first camera, a Kodak instematic when I was ten. A constant supply of the special plastic cassettes required for this camera by a kind relative in the US enabled my first photos. At thirteen, I got for my Bar Mizwah a 35 mm Konica from my uncle and aunt. This camera served me well for the next five years. During that time I was fortunate to attend photo clases by David Darom, one of the most prominent nature photographers in Israel. I also established a primitive photo lab in my parents store room, playing with my own prints. Upon graduation from high school my parents bought me a Pentax K1000 SLR. This wonderful robust camera accompanied me for well over 20 years until it succumbed to the digital age.

My first DSLR was an Olympus E510 SLR with lenses ranging from 14 to 300 mm (for digital four thirds double this) and most of the pics of this site are by this camera. I next moved to a Canon Ti2 (EOS 550D) and recently I upgraded to a full frame Canon 6D. I am using 18-40 F4L and 70-200 F4L IS lenses as well as a macro 50 mm lens.
I took a course and even though I was skeptical that after so many years behind the viewfinder I will learn much new, it was a real revelation. I got lots of ideas and inspiration from my teachers and from the other students. Joining RedBubble is addictive but gives me lots of inspiration and feedback and people here are very kind and supportive – a marvelous community

To view my photos in set click on the images below


San Francisco

Tel Aviv

Artistic nude


Pride Parades in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv





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  • Age: 55
  • Joined: June 2008


My new Everest Base Camp Calendar

Hi Everybody, / My new Everest Base Camp calendar is available for sale. It show the best photos from our great trip to Nepal this spring. The trip ended with a broken leg and a helicopter evacuation but remains a lovely memory. Don’t worry I have already been back to Nepal in September and you can read all about it in my blog. / / The calendar makes …
Posted about 4 years – Leave a comment

My new blog

Hi Everybody, / I have started a blog for my photos. The first edition is out – Purim in Mea Shearim / / Enjoy and follow / Michael
Posted almost 6 years – 2 comments

Purim festival in Mea Shearim

On the festival of purim people, especially kids, get dressed up. Here in the ultra orthodox Mea Shearim. The celebration is to commemorate a miraculous legendary event when the Jews were saved from a malicious plot in the babylonian times. People are supposed to get drunk and bring presents to their friends and neighbors. This normally austere neighborhood celebrates in particular enthusiasm. /…
Posted almost 10 years – 16 comments

Tao of Photography

I wanted to share with you all my photo friends a wonderful book Tao of Photography – seeing beyond seeing. by Philippe L. Gros ad S.I. Shapiro. In this book the authors try to connect Taoist wisdom with the art of photography. They show how being receptive to the world is both a great way of living and of taking great photos. Unlike many guidebooks on photography this is much more of a ph…
Posted about 10 years – 5 comments
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