It’s been a while that I’ve been wanting to share works by super young and talented Israeli artists I follow.
In this series of posts, I’ll be asking the same 6 questions to different artists (all under 25 years old), and I’ll accompany the posts with a selection of images illustrating their work. The aim is to create a series of visual posts with a behind the scenes and alternative feel to them.
Today, I’m happy to introduce to young Israeli photographer Yasoo Tessel (@yasootessel).
1. how long have you been photographing?
Yasoo Tessel: Photographing was a part of my life ever since I remember my self. I grew up in an artist village, and was surrounded with art all my life.
My first step as a photographer was two years ago, when my best friend learned photography and gave me beginners exercises. It opened this gate for me.
2. what’s your favorite subject matter?
YT: Portraits of the people in my life.
3. what camera do you use?
YT: IPhone 5c.
4. tell us about a photographer your admire
YT: Sophie Calle & Hugh Holland. Both of them are documenting their life and their Time.
5. where do you find your inspiration (websites, places, people…)
YT: The people in my life, the people that are close to me. And the way I see them from my point of view.
I probably find inspiration and beauty in everything. Just suddenly, I feel the urge to take a picture.
6. complete this sentence: for me, photography is _________.
YT: For me, photography is my safe place. Where I see the world with no “filters”. I capture the moment. And it’s the right moment. And these are the moments I want to remember. The photos are my time capsules. Telling the story of my life.
It’s like cleaning up all the mess. Leaving just the essence of what for me is the truth.