Tel Aviv, il
I was born in Haifa in 1957. My art is deeply rooted in my family's spiritual history and geographical location. The Roman family lived in the holy city of Safed for five generations.
I try to capture not only the play of light in the fields and forests; the shimmering images of a physical landscape. My works also suggest a different light.
For me, the stretches of wild flowers in the woods, the dark trunks of trees, are suffused with a more mysterious light: a spiritual radiance, which is emanating from Nature
For years, my heart went for the French Impressionism; I particularly loved Claude Monet's way of seeing the world. I started to search for photographic ways to enrich the viewer's senses, enable the viewer to experience nature's many spheres. I started to experiment with photographic techniques to recreate such expressions. Finally, I developed my unique style of Impressionistic Photography.
Although I live in the heart of Tel Aviv - Israel's major city - I constantly look to nature for sustenance and I search for it amongst the landscapes of Israel, in trees, fields and flowers.
My Impressionistic Photographic images are created on the field, using nothing but an old Nikon film camera. No filters are used and no lab or computer manipulations are utilised.
Since 2009, I began to use digital cameras and today Nikon DSLR's are my main tools.
I teach nature-art photography workshops for small groups of creative photographers and I give private lessons for talented individuals.
I also lecture about my unique Impressionistic Photography.
I am working for the Israeli Educational Television since 1983. I am married, have three boys, and we all live happily with our dog in Tel Aviv.