i want to hear about encounters and/or experiences you've had whilst out photographing, good and bad.
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The good times have been incredible and the bad times only a bit frustrating.
Best of the good times have probably been getting on stage with some incredible musicians, hanging out back stage with them. Getting into a national broadcasters studios to film musicians perform live, I was shown around Israel by a former paratrooper, he brought me up to the Golan heights and to the border with Lebanon which was all amazing.
The bad stuff? Just getting bitched at really, people at protests venting on me for
>"the lack of press coverage of our demonstrations"
>"You cant photograph me doing that"
>"Delete that picture"
The normal shit really, I've never been attacked, never had a camera damaged intentionally by someone. It's all bound to happen in time but the gains always outweigh the cons because we get to do great things as part of the interest we love in the first place.
>90% of it is landmines, barbed wire fence, and rusted blown up halftrucks
>areas literally designated "fire zones" a walk away from tourist attractions, where you are in danger of getting fucking shot
One of the guys we were with wussed out just as we were leaving to go to the valley of tears but yeah, great fun up there. We could see smoke on the horizon from the fighting in syria
I used to live there, in one of the most northern kibbutzes. My most vivid memory is seeing those beautiful snowy hills in the winter and not being able to walk on any of them because it's all full of mines. I should go back and photograph it one day when it starts fucking snowing because this year Israel has really become the dry desert the Westerners think it is.
I don't know, haven't lived there for 10 years. I never really lived in a proper communist kibbutz so I don't know how it goes, most of them just keep the name while the actual place is about as community any other small town.
I don't think this is the best time to move to northeastern Israel 50 km from US-backed "moderate" terrorists