By Eyal Hareuveni and Paul Acquaro
This profile is the first part of a short series of profiles on photographers focusing on the creative music scene.
What are some of your recent projects?
For last few years I have been working on my new book of music photography Cloud Arrangers. We published it in January 2019, through our foundation PEGA, financed by a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. It consists of approximately 270 pictures over 376 pages, the size of the book is 20 x 30cm. The text was written by Joe McPhee, Joelle Leandre, Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark and John Kelman. For now, I am distributing it mostly on my own. Since the beginning of the year and through end October 2019, I presented it at 13 different locations around Europe – among others I was at Galerija Fotografija Ljubljana, Konfrontationen in Austrian Nickelsdorf, Jazz Festival Ljubljana (+ exhibition), Skopje Jazz Festival, Porgy&Bess in Vienna, Ai Confini Tra Sardegna E Jazz on Sardinia/Italy, Music Unlimited in Austrian Wels, and Forli Open Music festival in Italy where I had presentation/exhibition as well. At many of the presentations, musicians and promoters like Zlatko Kaučič, Mats Gustafsson, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Han Bennink helped me by enriching the event. In Munich / Germany and Villach / Austria I had presentation at a Joe McPhee / Paal Nilssen-Love concert.
From time to time, for whoever is interested, I present music photography workshops. I am starting to prepare myself for the Christmas Artmarket in Ljubljana, where I am selling my “wall” art, along with trying to find some commercial work as a hospitality, portrait, and event photographer, along with my studio work.