THE STREET IS NOT A STUDIO - COLOR
With a single click, Gabi Ben Avraham tries to fill the meaninglessness he perceives around him with significance and creates a private and intimate hallucination to share with the viewer. The street is not a studio – one cannot prepare for what one will see, the people one will meet and the experiences one will witness: the only thing certain is one’s click. Even if the moment vanishes in the time of a heartbeat, it is delivered and imprinted in the viewer’s memory forever.
Gabi Ben Avraham is an Israeli photographer. He lives in Tel Aviv and works in a software company. After flirting with an initial fascination with photography and film cameras in the 1980’s, he went on to pursue a career as an IT manager and put his love for the still image aside. Fortunately, his interest never faded. While the passion lay dormant for decades, all it took was the gift of a camera from his wife to reawaken his inclination towards photography again.