Tal Ben Avi discovered photography as a teenager, studying studio photography and B&W darkroom courses in Tel Aviv. He continued his professional education at Camera Obscura School of Art, later graduating from the Hamidrasha Faculty of Fine Arts, Beit Berl.

“I choose the city entrances. The no-man’s-land areas, the city’s outskirts, the edges of the city. Margins. I wander day and night. I return to those places – back and forth. Day and night allow different points of view. This constant movement turns me into a permanent nomad and the places I visit into clusters of refuge.

The space allows me to examine the significance of nature photography in these areas and in this age. This search assumes that nature is a product of the behavior of the man who sows destruction and who occupies territory.

For example, a close-up of soil full ridden with snails after it was burned; a torn, fleshy sofa that simulates the human skin; a trail of light left by a car in the middle of the night and, in the middle of nowhere, a different car, casually half covered with tarp.

The work is created using analogue and chemical procedures only, working with medium format cameras and different types of films and development procedures.”

Enjoy…

A photograph by Tal Ben Avi as published in Photo/Foto Magazine

A photograph by Tal Ben Avi as published in Photo/Foto Magazine

A photograph by Tal Ben Avi as published in Photo/Foto Magazine

A photograph by Tal Ben Avi as published in Photo/Foto Magazine

A photograph by Tal Ben Avi as published in Photo/Foto Magazine

A photograph by Tal Ben Avi as published in Photo/Foto Magazine

A photograph by Tal Ben Avi as published in Photo/Foto Magazine

A photograph by Tal Ben Avi as published in Photo/Foto Magazine

A photograph by Tal Ben Avi as published in Photo/Foto Magazine

A photograph by Tal Ben Avi as published in Photo/Foto Magazine

A photograph by Tal Ben Avi as published in Photo/Foto Magazine

A photograph by Tal Ben Avi as published in Photo/Foto Magazine

See more of Tal’s work at:

www.talbenavi.com | Instagram

All images copyright Tal Ben Avi.

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