London Street Photography Festival

25-27 Aug 2017

Gabi Ben Avraham

Gabi Ben Avraham is an Israeli street photographer who lives in Tel Aviv and works in a software company as an IT manager.

Sometimes he stands waiting for things to converge – a cyclist, a dancer, a child – moving along. Street Photography/Documentary is his favourite way of looking at the world.

He says: “My camera has become an integral part of me and I cannot imagine myself without it. Everywhere I go I take it with me thinking ‘maybe today will be my lucky day and I will take the photo of my life’. Via the camera lens I am constantly looking around me, searching for that ‘decisive’ moment that will never return, unless I catch it. When pushing the button, I try to make some sense, restore order to the chaotic scheme of things in the composition, tell the story behind the scene and frame a surrealistic moment. The components ‘speak’ with each other in a special dialogue, either by, shape, or light. Capturing the elusive, special moment after which things will never be the same and making it eternal – that is my goal”.

Gabi is a member of The Street Collective.