Description 500 million birds of different sorts and species stopover at the Hula Valley, in northern Israel, on their flights between Europe and Africa. The main migrating season is in the fall, when pelicans, herons, storks, and cranes arrive in huge flocks, along with birds of prey and other winged species. About 35,000 cranes arrive in the autumn months, and about 15,000 of them stay for the winter.However, for me, it is the individuals that are more interesting: documenting their struggle, the loneliness that comes with such a dangerous trip and the triumph of paving their own path.
Tal Paz-Fridman Member Since February 2007 Artist Statement My name is Tal Paz-Fridman, I am a photographer specializing in creative-documentary photography. To paraphrase the description of one of my favorite photographers, Sam Abell, my style of photography is documentary in the sense that I record the world around me. However, I feel my best work has transcendent qualities, starting at the documentary level yet open to interpretation on an aesthetic level. I lived in a Kibbutz, Dallas, London and Toronto. I am married with 3 extraordinary children.
I am inspired by many photographers but the following stand out (in no particular order): Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jim Brandenburg, Micha Bar Am, Pete McBride, Reza, Sam Abell and William Albard Allard.
"Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop." Ansel Adams
"My best work is often almost unconscious and occurs ahead of my ability to understand it." Sam Abell
“I like to take pictures” Alec Soth
“What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.” Theodore Roethke