maïell in arles, france
We arrived in Arles in October 2020.
Arles is located in the south of France in a region called Camargue. Arles is known for hosting the international photography festival Rencontres d'Arles. Here we created our own darkroom, in which we gain the methods and skills of analog printing.
we are inspired by the artistic environment of Arles and from the beautiful light of the region Camargue.
A portrait of tel aviv exhibition opening
Hakrechtz Gallery, Jaffa 27.5.20
Photos by Kim Mirel
Directing a film
with your hands
in your pocket
An interview with the internationally renowned
Israeli filmmaker and artist David Perlov.
The interview was published in the magazine
Gittit (1995, Edited by Noam Ben-Zeev)
and appears in the fanzine and exhibition
A Portrait of Tel Aviv by Maïell
"The documentary film expects that Life will give and furnish it with all that is necessary for its celluloid. And this does happen. The director is there simply observing, without distorting Life by writing on it or directing it.
How far one can refrain from interfering - this is the test of directors. With the documentary film it might sound easier, since the cameramen are in truth reporters, and one might say, what after all is the difference whether I myself or the cameramen shoots something in the street? After all, it's not that something like a murder occurs daily in the street. What does occur is the trivial flowing of Life - and that is what interests me, not the high drama, such as an accident, or a fire. After a fire broke in my building people were asking me, did you film it? Did you shoot the fire? But I didn't, because I am not attracted to those dramatic themes. The every day, the ordinary, the minor - these fascinate me. True, Cinema aspires by its nature to be captivating. It desires to arouse attention by meaningful events, even if they are little events that draw a smile on one's lips. But still, they are events; still, they are anecdotal. Even humor is premeditated in such cinema. But where are the small minutes of the anti-drama?
And in order to photograph that flowing of the ordinary, the cameramen can suffice - since I [as the director] am aware of the boundaries within which the film is photographed. After all, a street does not allow shooting beyond its ends."
GITTIT - MARCH 95' FRONT COVER
DESIGNED BY MERAV REUVENI
GITTIT - MARCH 95' BACK COVER
DESIGNED BY MERAV REUVENI
A PORTRAIT OF TEL AVIV
EXHIBITION VIRTUAL TOUR
With this video we let you experiment our first exhibition that took place at Hakrechtz gallery, Jaffa, May 2020.
The exhibition lasted for two weeks and presented both of our photography fanzine editions, and prints out of them.