Edward Kaprov, was born and grew up in Soviet Union. He came to Israel after his motherland, along with its Utopia, disappeared from the world maps.
"Wandering back and forth from "The Land of Patriarchs" to his Motherland, all issues he is dealing with, reflects nostalgia of high Ideas, that deny real circumstances. "
He is working freelance with known magazines at Israel and abroad such, ’El Pais’, 'National Geographic', 'Geo', 'MasaAher', 'Menta', "Kommersant',. Also for weekly magazine extensions like 'G' Globes, '7Days'Yedioth Ahronoth, 'Musaf'Haaretz and etc. Working with NGOs
After 20 years of working in documentary photography,
at the time when the photographic medium is being devaluated, with the frame
rate of 10 frames per second and a billion images per second published on the
web, I have decided to slow down. To stop and think.
I've decided to adopt the wet plate collodion technique, an early photographic process.
Because I like this photographic "look" associated with the "old" photography.
I like the challenge behind the process of obtaining an image
And yes! The most important thing is, - I truly like the process itself - the very magic of watching a piece of clear glass, covered by a mixture of powders, granules and liquids prepared with your own hands, gradually transforming to reveal the
image that is both the reality around you and your personal view of it.
I also like it that every plate is unique, and only one copy of it exists.