When I was eight years old, I found an old camera in my parents' closet. They let me experiment with it, and I've been taking pictures ever since. Eventually, I decided to turn my hobby into a career. I enrolled in the photography program at Hadassah College in Jerusalem, and have been a professional photographer since graduating in 1995.
My favorite subject and main area of expertise is people. I enjoy photographing individuals at any stage of life and under any circumstances. I love going to new places, meeting new people and being thrown into unusual and varied scenarios in which I have to come up with a photograph that reflects my subject's situation or soul.
In addition to my professional assignments, I usually work on a personal project. My most notable work to date is a series of 20 color photographs of prisoners at Israel's only women's prison. I was the first person in Israel to be given carte blanche to spend time with the women in their cells over a six-month period. I hung out and drank coffee with the prisoners, getting to know many of them quite personally. During the time, I also had the chance to teach a number of the inmates - including murderers, prostitutes and drug dealers - an introductory class in photography. It was an experience I'll never forget.
I've exhibited my work on three continents - Asia, Europe and North America - and have received international prizes and grants for my photographs.
My clients include private individuals and families, as well as leading publications, organizations and companies in Israel, Europe and North America.
Although I was born and raised in the US, I have lived in Israel over the past 20 years. As a result, I have developed an appreciation for Middle Eastern as well as American culture. This unique perspective is now part of my being and my work.
When not taking pictures, I enjoy being a mom to two gorgeous boys, mountain
skiing, traveling, and hanging out at the beach, as well as volunteering
for various local
I have also participated for the past two years in the Alyn Wheels of Love
Ride – a 250-mile bike ride across Israel.
This past year, I, along
with some 400
riders from around the
for the Alyn Children’s
Hospital in Jerusalem.