Had a fun weekend in Miami doing this little test with my friends down in Miami. I met the stylist chicas (We Can Pretend) on a Nike job a few months back and wanted to collaborate with them, so we made it happen. The create a lot of do it yourself pieces that rock. It was a gnarly rainy weekend, but the sun broke for us on Sunday when we shot. The crew was awesome, and I’m excited about the results.
The Dead Sea was one of the most amazing places I’ve been to. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. The salt content in the water is so high, you literally float on top of the water. You can lay on your back floating with your arms completely ou tof the water(see pic below). The salts and mud are great for your skin, but don’t get the water in your eyes. So much salt it burns. It’s out in the middle of the desert and it’s 1388ft(423meters) below sea level. My other favorite thing out in the desert are the camels. Despite how weird they are as animals, they’re very interesting to photograph.
Another last minute trip to a place I’ve always wanted to go. Israel. My new friends I met in Spain a month ago, extended an invitation to come and cruise the holy land and I couldn’t say no. I must say, it’s one place that was pretty close to how I pictured it, and met my expectations. The people were quite friendly. My director friend Omri Cohen has always wanted me to come for a visit when he was there, and this time it just worked out. My friend Matan played a pretty good tour guide from biking around the city to photo trekking excursions to the Dead Sea, the desert, and Jerusalem. He also introduced me to some fantastic restaurants. All in all it was a fantastic trip. One place I would like to revisit.
Jerusalem, a city of rich history is a fascinating place as it is the holy land of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. I never realized the intensity that results from the intersection of these religions all in one place. So much hatred between the different religious believers. The same stone structures and buildings have different significances based on which religion you believe in. So many pe0ple fighting over who is right and who is wrong. Interesting to observe.
The western wall was the most the most fascinating piece of Jerusalem. The one wall left that the Jews pray to after the temple was destroyed. As you can see in the photos, there are some interesting ceremonies going on.