Amir Chodorov - Nativity Church

Amir Chodorov - Nativity Church

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Panoramic Photo on Aluminium - Limited Edition of 10

30 x 40" (76 cm x 102 cm)

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The highlight of the Bethlehem visit is the Church of the Nativity

To entry the church you have to pass through a small door 51" (130 cm) high. It is called the Door of Humility because it requires that you bend over in order to entry the church.  Even more difficult task with photographic equipment. 

Inside you do not allow the first look, but very quickly you feel it's something else in this place. Looking at the visitors, lying on the floor inside the small and simple cave where according to tradition Jesus Christ was born.

Church of the Nativity (Arabic Church of the Nativity) is located in Manger Square in the city of Bethlehem. It was first built in the 4th century, is one of the oldest churches in the Christian world. 

Amir Chodorov

Cubism was created when Picasso and Braque introduced a third dimension in their impressionist paintings.  Inspired by African sculptures, cubist artists represented all dimensions of reality by showing the various angles of an object. 

Unaware of that, since his childhood Chodorov embarked on a similar journey through the lens of his camera: "As far as I can remember, I have always carried my camera for at least 40 years, trying to build emotional statements through powerful images to capture physical reality."                 

The results go well beyond traditional impressionism, as Chodorov also captured the fourth dimension: he condensed time.  You might not be able to tell at first glance, but his technique gathers a juxtaposition of images of the same object, bringing dynamism and a variety of angles to quotidian landscapes, people and places.        

According to Chodorov, "In a world where everybody has a cell phone camera and almost 2 billion pictures are taken every single day, I am not satisfied with one and simple picture only.  When we are looking at an urban scene, we see more than one frame at a time and I wanted to make sure that my work captures that moment and keeps it alive.  I am using a special technique where I combine 20 to 50 frames in one photography."  

"I try to encapsulate the full story of places and objects surrounding us and I am also trying to create excitement for the observer.  The inspiration for my technique also came by studying the work of the great masters of the Renaissance and later, such as Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, and others who created large works of art that could be observed for hours, where we could always find new elements and details constantly". 

"I am fascinated by the challenge of re-creating a special connection between millions of people and the locations where they pass through every day, usually without noticing the beauty of details.  The purpose of my art is achieved when I manage to create an emotional impact and a reflection between people and the reality around them" says Chodorov.           

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 2019  "If I Forget You Jerusalem is Because of Tel Aviv and Vice Versa", Tel Aviv, Israel 

2018   "Tel Aviv Has Many Faces to It" – Launched by Mr. Ron Huldai the Mayor of Tel Aviv

2018   "To Tell a Story With a Brush Stroke" - Graffiti in Tel Aviv, Israel