Dying Beauty

Death gave birth to beauty - The project presents the tragic and painful state of the Dead Sea in contradiction to reality: sinkholes, salt formations (mushrooms ),a lake created by dehydration and even mud - are presented in a spectacular way so that for a small moment the tragedy is not seen and forgotten.
The works present historical documentation - a rare record of what was at that moment of the photograph - what has already changed, will change or will soon disappear.

Creating the materials for this extraordinary project was a huge investment - a visit for a whole year (2021-2022) once and even twice almost every week at the Dead Sea.
Day, night, sunrise, sunset, in all seasons, in magical places, in sinkholes, inaccessible places, long walks , in the dark, with a lot of heavy equipment. The project was lengthy because it encompasses all seasons, including stills, video, timelaps, drone and for first-time underwater photography in dead sea.
Quite a few times back to the same places to achieve the desired result (clouds, colorful sky).

  • Asaf Amran
  • Asaf Amran
  • Ariella Zeitlin
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
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  • Tel Aviv
    September 1, 2022
    ZOA Gallery
Director Biography

"One of the most respected landscape photographers in Israel, with a unique and original style". Instructors and lecturers in photography schools.

Asaf's unique photography and processing style beautify the landscape and create a new, different and more spectacular reality.

His works are a source of inspiration for other photographers, highly regarded professionally, published throughout the network, National Geographic Magazine, press and in the media such as television and in press advertising.

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Director Statement

"I love to create and I love that others enjoy/get excited by my creations, that's why I love the camera so much and feel that it gives me love back."