As my blurb says… Born in Berlin in 1968, Yoram completed his photography studies at Fordham University in 1990. Yoram has been making images his whole life, but did not commit to fine art photography until he sold his company in the USA and moved back to his hometown in 2007. He is the father of three sons, and continues to split his time between making art, building a photography collection, and leading a business in the photographic art world.
Sounds great, except that I’m currently taking a Sabbatical break because I’m focusing on my investments. But when I make art, it goes like this:
I am a fine art photographer living and working in my hometown, Berlin Germany. My work begins as photography, and is then executed using acrylic, metal, and paper. Each piece is unique – no image is used twice, no are there editions or different sizes.
All the work is shot in my studio, with sets that are designed and executed by the team. I usually sketch and storyboard the images before I shoot them, but there’s also a lot of improvisation. These are not spontaneous snapshots, the images are planned and executed through a deliberate process.
I have spent the last ten years cropping my images, but then leaving the selected crop in its context. I rely on different materials to add physical layers to my pieces, offering multiple shot compositions within the work. In my newest series I initially create stage sets using parametric software, which are then manufactured at a fabrication lab. After shooting with these stage props, I create sculptural pieces using CNC technology to extrude the work from acrylic block. What remains are lacquered textures that move the image beyond the print, and play with light and shadows.
Instagram has become an important platform, and I’m quite active. It’s more about Fotografiska at this point than my own art though.
The Blog is a diary and a scrap book. It is an insights into the creative process, a record of my feelings, reposts of press items, and a collection of quotes and poems often mixed with older images. It’s somewhat abandoned at this point though.
The Tumblr is a repository of my pieces. Each post has a key image, a number of installation shots, anecdotal material, and whatever text I added late at night while I post.
My Facebook Page has been deactivated because the algorithm effectively killed it, but occasionally I post something public from my personal FB account.
LinkedIn remains a great way to follow my business posts.
I’m on Ello, a brilliant platform for artists and creative professionals.