shalemLA Photography was founded in 2012 by photographer Shalem Shem-Tov. Shalem was born in Israel and moved to the United States at the age of 10. He grew up in Southern California, first in Los Angeles and then in Orange County. Since he was a young boy, photography has been his passion. There are images of Shalem as a young, skinny boy with a large heavy camera strapped around his neck. As he grew up, Shalem continued photographing while pursuing other endeavors.
In 2012 Shalem decided to return to his passion and love of photography in a more serious way. He formed shalemLA Photography to showcase his more recent work. He may be commissioned for commercial, fashion and editorial work but will consider any creative project.