Portraits of Jerusalem

(This series of limited edition prints has not been released for sale yet. Please stay tuned.)

Two years ago, for the first time, I photographed at the Western Wall and other sites in the Old City of Jerusalem. The impetus for my travel to this area to photograph was the interplay between my Arabian and Jewish roots. When I found that so many people were dressed in black and white it only seemed natural that my photographs should be in black and white as well.

I shot my pictures from the same level as my subjects (or even from below when that was possible) giving me the sense that I could look into them more deeply and imagine their thoughts. The first image entitled The Gaze shows both the deep reflection of the elder along with the reverence of the child. The child’s focus and that of my camera are on the elder. The backdrop is the historic 2000+-year old wall.

The Gaze : Series 2: Portraits of Jerusalem : Richard Dweck
The Gaze
Hidden : Series 2: Portraits of Jerusalem : Richard Dweck
Hidden
Praying for Sleep : Series 2: Portraits of Jerusalem : Richard Dweck
Praying for Sleep
Focused : Series 2: Portraits of Jerusalem : Richard Dweck
Focused
West Side Story : Series 2: Portraits of Jerusalem : Richard Dweck
West Side Story
Genuine : Series 2: Portraits of Jerusalem : Richard Dweck
Genuine
Porcelain : Series 2: Portraits of Jerusalem : Richard Dweck
Porcelain