The Temple Mount
Panoramic Photo on Aluminium - Limited Edition of 10
40 x 60" (102 cm x 152 cm)
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The Temple Mount is a sacred compound in the southeastern part of the Old City of Jerusalem. Today, the complex is mostly flat, almost rectangular, and covers an area of 140 dunams and reaches a height of 743 meters above sea level at its summit.
The Temple Mount is the place where the most sacred building for the Jews - the first and second Temples - and the only place, according to the halakha, where the Temple could be housed in the future. It contains the third building in its sanctity to the Sunni Muslims - the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
In this photo I tried to convey the power of the Dome of the Rock as seen far and wide from anywhere in and around the Old City, in the background is the round dome of the Hurva Synagogue, one of the most beautiful synagogues in Jerusalem
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.
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