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Interview with Pini Hamou

Seeing his works for the fist time, I was mesmerized by their complexity, artistry, refinement, visual richness and abundance of meaning. Pini Hamaou is a brilliant photographer from Israel. He has kindly agreed to do an interview with me. To see more of his works visit his website.  


1. As a photographer what do you find most challenging?

As a photographer, it's important for me to move forward and to find new ways and techniques. I don't want to repeat myself. Usually we humans like to stay at our comfort zone, at places we know. The will to change is very important for our personal development.

http://www.pinih.co.il/

2. Many of your photographs seem to have a message of some kind. What do you think good photography should convey?

In my view a good photograph must create interest with the viewer. It must tell him a story, or pass an idea. The aesthetics of the picture is important, but more important is the idea behind it. 

http://www.pinih.co.il/

 3. In your experience,  how much of what happens in front of camera is spontaneous and how much is the result of what has been previously envisioned?

I shoot pictures of various subjects. In documentary photography every photo is spontaneous, and my role as a photographer is to catch a moment of interesting happening. But with conceptual-artistic photography I try to share an idea. And that's why all my pictures are pre-planned. I come to the shootings with sketches I drew, I choose the right location, I organize the props and cloths before the shootings, and I choose the model I think will be most appropriate for the idea and expression I want to share. Of course during the shootings I change certain things, for example, I usually shoot in natural light and sometimes I have to change the positioning in order to get better lighting or background.  

http://www.pinih.co.il/

4. Do you think that photography is different from other art form and if so in what ways? What are the main advantages of photography?

Photography, painting and cinematography have a lot in common. In my photos I try to blur the differences between these arts.
In a story the reader's role is to imagine how things look like. In my photography I bring my imagination and present it to the viewers.
Photography's advantage on painting is in the quickness – in one click there's a photo. A work on a picture can take months.

http://www.pinih.co.il/

5. What would be your advice to young aspiring photographers?


I advise young photographers to enjoy the experience of taking a picture, and then try to improve from one session to another, to see what needs to be improved and implement it in the next session. Self-criticism is vital to our personal development.   

http://www.pinih.co.il/


http://www.pinih.co.il/



Comments

  1. Odličan intervju i fotografije! Baš su nekako drugačije :)

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    1. hvala draga:) I meni se jako sviđaju, a sviđa mi se što jednom poznatom fotografiju nije problem dati intervju nekom nepoznatom blogu...pravi ljudi su uvijek pravi ljudi:)

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  2. Zbog ovakvih ljudi i ovakvih djela, obozavam fotografiju! Svaku fotku sam gledala i gledala i gledala... stvarno su predivne. Hvala ti sto si nam predstavila ovog divnog umjetnika!
    Takodjer, mislim da je divno sto je pristao na intervju... vazno je biti i ostati covjek kako si i napisala...

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    1. baš je bio divan i susretljiv, a i jako mi se dopadaju njegovi odgovori na pitanja.

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  3. He's a great artist! Great job with the interview!
    Baci,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

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  4. Amazing photos! He's a great artist!
    Alessia
    THECHILICOOL
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    Kiss

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  5. Wow wow wow!!! These pics are gorrrgeous!

    xxx Linsey from POSE-BLOG.com

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  6. Wow this is also so informative and makes me appreciate photography art even more.

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  7. Love this post! Very very inspirational :)

    Lots of Love <3

    Serene

    xoxox

    www.imserenel.wordpress.com

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  8. amazing person- great interview

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  9. niesamowite zdjęcia :)

    http://lamodalena.blogspot.com/

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  10. Amazing interview Miss!
    Thanks for sharing!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

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  11. Amazing interview! Thank you for helping me come across this fantastic work!
    Xx
    Rhea
    www.fuss.co.in

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  12. Beautiful photos!
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  13. To tell the truth, I have never heard about this photographer before, so thank you for this interesting acquaintance, Ivana. The interview and the photography itself are superb.
    I do agree, those photographs are mesmerizing. I checked his website immediately and I've got to say many of his works are absolutely ingenious, he is a man of genius, to my mind.

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  14. Amazing photography and amazing interview too, I really enjoyed her answers and the photo with the light shining all around is amazing, really love that!! I hope you have a gorgeous week my dear xx

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  15. Photos are great!

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    With Love,
    Monique (The Slim Kid Inside)

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  16. queste foto sono meravigliose :)
    http://ileniaswardrobe.blogspot.it/

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  17. Wonderful portraits!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

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  18. Prva i poslednja ! A i ostale su predivne :)

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  19. Wow! His works are amazing. I've visited his gallery. The photos are very impressive.
    Would you like to follow each other?

    http://kintsugioflife.blogspot.com

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  20. Non lo conoscevo, che bella intervista!


    Boyfriend jeans shopping on lb-lc fashion blog

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  21. Non lo conoscevo sai, le sue foto sono pazzesche, davvero bellissime. Mi è piaciuta la sua intervista e tu sei stata molto brava. Al di là del soggetto e del background, la foto deve anche trasmettere l'idea e la storia che la mette in atto. Un bacio!

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  22. Wow! So interesting, thank you for sharing this Artist/Photographer, xoxo.

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  23. Davvero utile ed interessante questa intervista!
    E che foto stupende! :D
    Baci!
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  24. He's an amazing photographer! These pictures are awesome. I love the part where he mentioned to have fun and enjoy what you're photographing. That's important.

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  25. Her photos are magical ! I really love this interview and I am totally agree with her : photos must be a story for the viewer.

    Yes 27 years old, so fast ! A big thank you for your adorable comment about my birthday, you are very sweet :)

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  26. Wow, such stunning photos!

    Hayley-Eszti

    www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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  27. Que maravilla de fotografías!!!!! Gracias por compartir!!
    Besos

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  28. amazing pics!!!

    http://thefashionprincessblog.blogspot.it/

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  29. i love this photos!

    kurkowo.blogspot.com

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  30. Very interesting interview and photography tips! These photographs are truly creative and amazing!

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  31. great interview I really love the related pics too!!

    http://laviecestchic.blogspot.it/

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  32. I just want to be that good. It takes a lot of patience and a great eye. This is such a wonderful post and the photos- oh em gee, looove 'em.

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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  33. Che bell'esperienza, interessante l'intervista! Molto belli i suoi scatti! :)

    http://julesonthemoon.blogspot.it/

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  34. Bit ću sto posto iskrena i reći da nikada do sad nisam čula ništa o ovom fotografu, ali sam pregledala neke od njegovih fotografija i ostala sam bez teksta. Dobra fotografija ne zahtjeva samo dobru kameru, već i umijeće, a ovaj čovjek ima apsolutno sve.

    TRENDGALORE
    BLOGLOVIN

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  35. Que fotos mas bonitas
    Bss
    http://unvestidorconideas.blogspot.com.es/

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  36. I'd never heard of this photographer, but the work is truly amazing! Gonna check it out right away!

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  37. Zaista divne fotografije, vidi se posvecenost i ljubav prema pozivu! pozz

    http://stylesensemoments.blogspot.com/

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  38. Dear Ivana, many thanks for this interesting interview! Obviously a very talented photographer and I love the pictures you selected really and also that opinion that every pictures should tell a story. This post is inspiring for me and I will show it to my husband who takes most of the pictures for my blog :)

    So happy that the shirt finally arrived! Wish you many fun with it and I would be happy for an outfit post with it.

    Hugs and kisses from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  39. Hey Ivana! Here is the link of my post that includes your drawing, enjoy : http://mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr/2014/09/you-i.html :) M&MFASHIONBITES mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr

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  40. Fotografije su divne, i slazem se da iza slike mora da postoji prica

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  41. Awesome post and awesome interview!!

    Kisses!

    http://rednailsladies.com

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  42. Amazing interview Ivana! I love these series of photos!
    So inspiring!
    XOXO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

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  43. Kako je talentovan! Slike su sjajne :) Koliko rada mora da ubaci u tu svaku fotografiju, stvarno su moćne ;) xx Maja
    - http://modern-muffin.blogspot.com/

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  44. Beautiful work!!! great post!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend, dear Ivana!!! my g+ for you!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  45. Jako volim fotografiju, a ovo je fantasticno!
    http://keepitchicbysasha.blogspot.com/ :)))

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