David Goldstein is a franco-israeli photographer. His photographic practice stands between street photography, documentary and fine art.
His work is largely concerned with identity among cities and urban landscapes. He strives to communicate the emotional environment surrounding his subjects, may it be in a direct photographic approach or through more artistic ways.
He studied photography in Jean Verdier Center in Paris. His work has been exhibited in Roma, Paris, Dublin (FotoIreland Festival 2016), Tel Aviv or to the Bucharest Photo Week in 2015, and featured several times by Lens Culture blog. He was also published in 2015 & 2016 in We Street book, and The Street Photographer Book 2016, with various famous street photographers.
David was born in Paris in 1978, but he had the chance to live some time abroad while studying or working (in Ireland, Sweden, and in the french carribean island La Martinique for many years). He has been working in marketing for 15 years, and decided to take a break recently to find his way as a photographer. He is now based In Tel Aviv. David discovered the power of images when he was a child. “My parents used to have a Polaroid camera, I liked the fun and magic side of the instant pictures. I also remember that my grandmother showed me photographies of herself, young. I could see the emotions given by a simple image. Later, like everyone I started using very cheap analog cameras during holidays, and compact cameras. Few years ago, I was offered a DSLR and I started to shoot Paris my hometown. I discovered the city and the people with a new look, and I liked it. ”
For these photography projects in the past years, David uses as well digital or analog cameras, black and white, or color pictures. It depends on the subject he is working on. On is on-going project Tel Aviv, Everyday Life, David uses for example analog and black and white, to express the soft tempo of the city.
David is not a gear addict, composition and “feeling the moment” are far more important to him. Among his influences, and sources of inspiration, David mentions for example Saul Leiter for the colors, Joel Meyerowitz for the passion, Sergio Larrain for the frames. David also like the work of movie makers like Wong Kar Wai or Xavier Dolan.
But more than this, David as a personal approach of photography, which is more a way of life : “I really think that you shoot what you are. My pictures are made of my experiences, joys and deceptions, hopes and dreams. They reflect how I am connected to this world.” David has several projects in mind, and is open for collaborations. He thinks that there is a great dynamism in the photography world, which can creates amazing projects and ideas. [Official Website]