Over a year ago Liat picked up a DSLR camera for the first time, which is impossible to guess from looking at her photos. Liat Aharoni’s work is bewitching, exploring darkness, sabbath and new photo techniques. Today we’d like to share with you the story of how Liat got started in photography, accompanied by her beautiful images. Please enjoy.
I’ve always felt artistically inclined more than anything else — visual and creative outlets have always felt the most natural to me. Growing up, I typically had a camera in hand to record my life and the lives of those around me. I never pursued to deepen my knowledge of photography, it was simply a way for me to capture and remember moments. In high school I felt that I had to drop all of my creative classes to focus on math and business. I lacked any creative outlets well into university.
April 2012 was a pivotal time for me – I was a fourth year political science student and felt disengaged from my studies. As a form of procrastination I would read about surreal art, which exposed me to a whole other world of possibilities. I felt inspired to create again and chose photography as my expressive medium. A year and a half has gone by, I've graduated from school and am building my fine art photography career. I feel blessed to honour and nurture my passion for art. Having found that my personal history has largely echoed those of others, I appreciate that 500px has created a platform for artists like myself to share in our often mutual experiences :)
Thanks to Liat for sharing her story and thank you for reading! Liat Aharoni is a self-taught photographer from Toronto, Canada. To get in touch with Liat, view her full portfolio and to subscribe to future updates please visit her 500px page.
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