Monday, December 20, 2010

Hanging out with Andy at the NY Times.

As I walked into Andy Rosenthal's office (editorial page editor) at the NY Times building on 8th. Ave, about a month ago, he was watching the historic debate (on CNN) over the repeal of "don't ask don't tell" (DADT) policy in the US military. The law effectively prohibits known gay men and lesbians from enlisting in the military by forcing them to pretend to be heterosexual as a condition of service.
He doesn't like this law. He knows so much, "has no lack of opinions", as it says in the story, and can keep you on your toes for hours, but we had less than an hour for the photo shoot. Still, we talked about a lot of subjects...
Regardless the topic above, Here's the link to the story that the magazine I was assigned by (NJ Monthly) is running in its January issue:

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rafi plays and sings the blues

At The Rabbit Hole gallery.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Getting raunchy at the "Art From The Heart" event

Getting raunchy at the "Art From The Heart" event of The Vanderbilt Republic this coming Thursday (Dec. 16th.)
This is the print you can snag there, and many more on display by other photographers.
(for a nominal fee of $100 to enter the party)

Friday, December 10, 2010

""Holidays photos" at the Rabbit Hole gallery's art fair in Dumbo

"Holidays photos"_These are some of my images that are going to be on sale at the Holiday arts and design fair at Rabbit Hole gallery in Dumbo ( 33 Washington St.) over the next two weekends. (produced by Merav and Adi.)
Limited editions...size: 9x12"... very affordable Holiday prices...really.

Monday, November 29, 2010

My latest cover ...for "Jewish" Woman" magazine_right time for Chanukah !:)

Congratulations for Karen Robinovitz, the fashion maverick, for her cover in "Jewish Woman" magazine ! This was our second shoot. We met, first, on a shoot for a smaller publication. You never know...sometimes "small" shoots can take you far !:)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

video grabs from the "Home-Land" show

A few grabs from videos I was taking at the show "Home-Land"that I participated in.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

"Home-Land"_a group show of Middle Eastern artists_Sunday Nov. 14th.

"Home-Land" art show. Sunday Nov. 14th. 2010
I was very excited and honored to be a part of this show of 14 Middle-Eastern artists that was a part of the BETA arts project in Bushwick, Bklyn.
From what I heard, this was, by far, one of the most impressive shows of the whole art festival, and as I heard from a viewer "the most visceral."
After all, it's about the Middle East !:)
Between one artist' nude performance for the whole duration of the show; Joseph Shahadi's (Lebanon affiliation) lam hearts and testicles displayed on the table with needles stuck in some, Makram Hamdan's (Lebanon) live chicken installation with worms, and (..Hmmmm...xcuse me) my semi- nude photographs of Israeli female soldiers, plus the work of the many other talented was an intriguing (and familiar in a peculiar way) event.

See images from the show at the parties/events section of this site:

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


A 10 minutes movie directed by Augustin Doublet about...Me :)
I met Augustin while working on the "Bushwick Year Book" last December, and he expressed his interest in getting to know my work and my motives better...and document it.
So, Voila ! After (quite) a few sessions, here's his short version.

The movie follows me in Bushwick, Brooklyn and Manhattan, and shows where I find some of my subjects as well as what goes behind the scenes.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


As a part of the annually Bushwick Open Studios event this coming weekend (Saturday June 5th and Sunday June 6th. 2pm -7 pm)
I am showing in my projects studio " RUDE NUDES"_work in progress
It's at 49 Bogart St. #35 Brooklyn, NY 11206 (right by the Morgan stop of the L train)
More than 50 new archival prints of female nudes will be presented .
The prints selection (edit) is work in progress.
Selected prints (of limited editions) will be available for purchase at a reduced price during the open studio event.
Also, a few new self-published books will be presented at the open studio event, including the much anticipated "raw one" that was printed in Holland.
Admission is $10, and the visitor will be awarded with a special limited edition 4x6" print.
50% of the proceeds will go to the national breast cancer organization.
See some of the images here:
There will be 300 other studios opened in the area this weekend, so it's a good time to explore the art and the neighborhood :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A "virtual" tour at the exhibition Fuchs_Now at Eastern District gallery Dec. 2009

"Fuchs_Now" show is my personal survey of my latest work. I was presenting my own prints from a few of my latest projects, including "The Bushwick Yearbook", "I Am Amerikan", "Transgenders In Kansas City", "Nudes" and more, as well as some of my recent self-published limited-edition books and videos.