Zev Weinstein: Photos In A Heightened State Of Awareness

Our very own Zev Weinstein has an inquisitive eye that he feels is only satiated with taking photos. The ability of a photograph to capture a moment in heightened detail, is what truly fascinates him. 

Stephen Shore once said; “I discovered that this camera was the technical means in photography of communicating what the world looks like in a state of heightened awareness. And it’s that awareness of really looking at the everyday world with clear and focused attention that I’m interested in.”

“That’s probably one of my favourite quotes,” Weinstein tells me. “And I really feel it describes the power of what photography can do,” he continues, “What it’s all about for me, the camera is a tool to capture a single specific moment and later you can look back at that moment and analyse it for what it was.” The authenticity one can find within a photo is the big draw for Weinstein, he feels a good photo is a genuine one. The social tendencies of the human race is fascinating, however, for those like Zev, through the lens of a camera is a means by which to view the human condition. 

“I’m not exactly a shy person but sometimes I’m just not very talkative,” he explains, “Just as I might have nothing to say I feel like sometimes I just want to communicate visually. So I always feel more comfortable if I have a camera with me.” 

Zev enjoys shooting all things, from music gigs, surfing, editorial, documentary – and he is also looking to create a book as he feels they are a “way to present your photos in a sort of permanent form of exhibition.”

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