Sasha Tamarin, Photographer, b. 1986 in Moscow, earned his Bachelor in Photography Communication from Hadassah College, Jerusalem. Currently he lives and works in Tel-Aviv. In the recent and still ongoing project “Israel in color”, Sasha transforms himself into a tourist, and observes Israel from a naive perspective, with a lightness that is essentially void of our contemporary troubles, and instead, is charged with his fascination for tropical nature and the entire kaleidoscope of human behavior. In his daily practice, he strolls in the suburban cities, capturing landscape architecture, social fashions, domestic attributes, typological elements and banal situations into his photo album. Today we take a look at his series titled, Israel in Color (2014-2015).
Israel in color (2014-15)
In my recent and ongoing project “Israel in color”, I am observing Israel from a naive perspective, with a lightness that is essentially void of our contemporary troubles, and instead, is charged with my fascination for tropical nature and the entire kaleidoscope of human behavior. I stroll the suburban cities of Tel-Aviv, observing landscape architecture, social fashion, attributes of domestic life, and typological elements. My latest photographs are often identified with a celebration of shapes and colors, which ask to glorify the beauty in “Kitsch” culture and question the definition of “Bad Taste”.
I like to experiment with different cameras, and formats. Both film and digital. Recently, I received a spy camera hidden in a pen, just like in the James Bond movies. For my recent work, I utilize a simple point-and-shoot and a
DSLR with an on-camera flash that helps to pop the plastic qualities and the vivid colors out from my subjects. I don’t like to take photos with my smartphone, because its’ camera sucks.
I am continuing the “Israel in color” project, maintaining my routine of strolling in
the Israeli suburbs dressed up like a tourist. I want to begin combining sculptures and objects into this project
and maybe develop some sideprojects in parallel to the main practice.
To view more of Sasha’s work please visit his website.