An underwater photography is more than just a hobby for me- it is a way of life. The feeling of being under the water holding a camera in my hands, anticipating a special moment is magnificent. An underwater photography is a combination of two very basic, but conflicting needs that I have. On the one hand, the constant need for excitements and thrills, and on the other hand the need for peace and tranquility. Thinking that in each dive I may encounter a new phenomena or a unique creature drives me constantly. I have started photographing in 1996, simply as a need to record my traveling and the amazing things I have seen while diving. However, the Red Sea has always remained my home base, an enchanted cool sea in which I felt in ease. In 2003 I started photographing with a DSLR camera and the attraction was immediate.
My Photographic style
Nowadays I live in Eilat, which could be considered as a "macro heaven", so most of the stuff I shut is macro, but sometimes there could be big surprises that should be photographed with a wide angle lens. As opposed to wide scenery photography, the macro shooting technique is done closely and requires special preparations. Sometimes I stay over an hour in one place waiting for a tiny fish to emerge and come out its hiding place. In addition, I usually learn and study in advance the creatures I photo, their habitant and their behaviorist features in order to be ready. In general I also prefer not to photo wide areas, but to zoom and focus in one specific zone. The beauty in photography is when I realize that I can freeze a certain moment and provide the viewer with the moment´s specialty and beauty. That is my way to share and expose the heavenly sites I witness when I dive.