Featured Photographer – Itamar Yissachar
1. Tell us a bit about the image
This image was taken in my home town as a part of a personal project I have taken on – portraits of the various vocation in the Golan Heights in Israel. I personally know this baker and asked him if I can take his portrait. His response was”yes.I love art. I bake because I cant play music”. It always helps that the person in your pictures takes some interest in art. Some portraits are more difficult than others but this one was a pleasure for me ( I got a big bag of bread when I finished 🙂
2. What inspired you to take the shot?
Trying to find people for this project is not easy. This one was a no brainer. The texture of the bread,the look of the bakery and the baker himself inspired me
3. What gear did you use for the shot including lighting?
I think good glass and lighting is essential for a good photograph. I used an off camera flash through a soft box with a 56(85 ff) lens on a fuji body.
4. Tell us about the editing process?
I edited this photograph in lightroom. I warmed up the light and gave the bread more texture. I used brush for parts of the photograph . I do not have any problem with editing and do not believe that a photograph should not be retouched (although many of great photographers do). I use every and any tool I can to turn a vision into a photograph.
5. How does this piece reflect you as an artist
Emotion. I try to bring out the emotion of the subject through the photograph .I do this by talking to him about his job and more importantly having him talk about it. And so, when its time to click on that shutter he is relaxed and ready.
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Great work, very nice!!!
Excellent result. Warm, realistic, passes very well the message of passion for his craft.
The picture almost invites you to taste the bread.
Kol ha kavod!