Freezing time in Monochrome by Elhanan Simhayev
Elhanan Simhayev was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and has spent his entire adult life in Israel. A multifaceted photographer, he experiments with a broad range of techniques and subjects, including monochrome, multiple exposure, landscape and portrait. His black and white works combine minimalism, mystery and a human touch to connect directly to our most profound emotions.
Elhanan believes that photography allows us to deconstruct the continuous and irreversible passage of time into the precious instants that it is built of. Our brain combines these moments into a finished film, leaving us without the opportunity to see every moment separately. In his words, “For me, photography is a tool which allows us to combine the past, present and future developments into one frame and see life in its real perspective and composition.”