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With the wind pushing her at the back
feeling like Alfonsina Storni going out to sea
Dancing goodbye to the city shutters and noise
Welcoming the powerful and silent spirits of the end


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This shot was taken for an advertising campaign that the ministry of tourism is doing to the US market.
I don't do commercial work so I asked to know the concept in advance. The Idea was to do something different and that's why I was exited with working on this. Differnt photography and different concept.

The idea of the campaign is to focus on Israel through the people, and let the Israel landscape is only the background. The campaign will show still photos (taken by me) of 6-8 people that have an interesting story about them. They could have a story of something they were involved in, or an interesting hobby.
This woman is Maya and she was a dancer in the "Bat Sheva" dancing group for 8 years, and now she is finishing her veterinarian studies. I had a blast taking her shots, and she were dancing especially for me (and that's every man's fantasy right there)

The campaign is being done by “Christy MacDougall Mitchell Bodden” and will probably be released later this year to the US market, so this is a sneak preview. I will show you more of it when it will be released to the press.

We are all very exited with it.
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:iconsheepranch:
sheepranch Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
lovely shot
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:iconkalho:
Kalho Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Very nice!
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:iconfrancoisdewynter:
FrancoisDeWynter Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
lovely
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:iconsanitrip:
sanitrip Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
amazing!
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:iconsanitrip:
sanitrip Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
amazing!!
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:iconsanitrip:
sanitrip Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
amzing!!
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:iconellenherbert:
ellenherbert Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
This is gorgeous and very effective.
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asyenka Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011   General Artist
oh so you are the one who took this photo... I've seen it before when doing some research for my project about improving Israel's image in Canada. It was for a campaign by the ministry of tourism, right?
I really love this photo, I've always wondered who took it and just found out now while browsing DA.
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:iconk0buz:
K0buz Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
A golden hour :)
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:iconokoan:
okoan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
i'm going to visit israel this winter and your pictures just make me wanna go there even more. Often, people ask me if i'm not scared , cuz it's not really safe.
I'm not. I think that the israelien people have a lot of wonderful things to share.
So excited!
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REDKNEETARANTULA Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
stunning
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:iconalban-expressed:
alban-expressed Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Beautiful composition and thought. :-)
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:icontsabitah:
tsabitah Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
fantastic shoot
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:iconrussianjewel:
RussianJewel Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Tel Aviv is a beutiful city, used to live in Bat Yam.
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:iconsusawyn:
susawyn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
woww excelenteee!!! me encantan tus trabajos, este especialmente!!!
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:iconevelynaa:
Evelynaa Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome <3 great idea
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:iconynissim:
ynissim Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot
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:iconcarlos170691:
carlos170691 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
nice..
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:iconexorroly:
ExorRoly Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Your dev has been featured here: [link]
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:iconbubblerawrr:
bubblerawrr Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
ואו מושלם
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:iconthe-one-21:
the-one-21 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010   Photographer
Awesome!
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:iconellagoozy:
EllaGoozy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
See that building that connects with another building? I used to live there =]
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:iconasia-asia:
asia-asia Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Wow! awesome.
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:iconlyra-senches:
Lyra-Senches Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
יו תמונה יפה אהבתי את הזווית :)
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:iconlindsayjae:
lindsayjae Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
I just saw this photo the back cover of "Chicago Jewish News" 2009-10. I have favorited many of your photos in the past because they are beyond amazing, and this is certainly no exception. Well done! x
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dpjenAC Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
perfect!
fantastic composition and idea!
bravo!
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:iconsunneva667:
Sunneva667 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
This is so beautiful :-)
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:iconaditkok:
Aditkok Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Like The Idea and concept behind this, great composition :)
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:iconduckmiesta:
duckmiesta Featured By Owner May 13, 2009   Photographer
haha, simple but clever..
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:iconlittleblueeyes:
littleblueeyes Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
I love the way eveything looks like it's in the right place and it makes me feel free and happy.

^-^
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:iconangeliko:
Angeliko Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
Wow she must've been an incredible dancer. I can tell from her form.
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ELiiment Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
I love how the background the building is a controlled setting, and how the foreground has this motion with the water and maya dancing. I think it is truly amazing that you didnt do a complete faster shutter speed to stop the action. The trace of the opposite arm and leg from motion gives it that fluidness that matches the water in the foreground. The motion definitely sets her apart and that she is the main focus of the piece. That there is something extraordinary about her. I also like all the shapes. I bet you had a lot of great shots in this shoot.
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:iconeplefe:
eplefe Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful. Don't know what more to say. She looks like she's happy. :)
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scritch21 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009   Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconrockincat82:
RockinCat82 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool image from a new perspective! I like it! :)
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DragonInk7 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Professional Photographer
Featured in my journal!
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:iconmcses:
McSes Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
Hey!
You Was Featured Here [link] :D
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:icona-dd:
A-DD Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
התמונה שלך פורסמה פה :
[link]
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:iconrmayani:
rmayani Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
let me tell you that your photo traveled all the way to Mexico.
I saw this photo in the newspaper and thought it looked familiar, then i saw all your gallery the other day and saw it.
i tried to rescue the newspaper but somebody had already thrown it to the garbage.

just wanted to let you know. maybe you already did.
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LadyOfOff-Road Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
:heart:
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:iconmaxycat:
maxycat Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008   Photographer
beautiful photo.
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:iconwyzkastly:
Wyzkastly Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008   Photographer
It's great! As soon as I seen the thumb, I knew what it was for. As a Travel Agent, I get that add in my weekly/monthly trade publications. I think it's a great shot. The colours are great, and I love how you captured her in a way that shows that she's Still (torso, bottom leg) yet moving at the same time (arm above her head & leg that's pointing out).
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masterjedi3400 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Professional Writer
You have some of the most beautiful artwork that I have ever seen!!
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:iconrabbitandcostello:
RabbitandCostello Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
I've seen this once on Yahoo...
wow, what a strange feeling this is turning out to be...
BRAVO:clap:
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks
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:iconamzimme:
amzimme Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this--celebrating a moment away from the hustly and bustle of the city. :)
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:wave: Hi! I featured this deviation in my journal today. --> [link]
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:iconned-13:
Ned-13 Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
wow,wonderful
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:iconnerdi:
nerdi Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
linda fotografia.
parabéns!
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