My name is Erez and I’m the human behind Humans of Tel Aviv. I love photography and telling stories.
I studied Journalism and International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and, after finishing my studies, I worked as a journalist on Channel 2 and I24news (both based in Israel) and as a parliamentary adviser for several members of the Knesset.
Although I loved what I was doing, I discovered my passion for photography in India on the banks of the Ganges River. For me, India was a place where every moment is a Kodak moment, and so I started taking pictures earnestly, while learning how to tell an entire story in just one frame.
In 2009 I moved to Tel Aviv and, to be quite honest, I was a bit shocked for the first two weeks. I had the feeling that I had just stumbled onto the set of a movie and that every character in the city had his or her own story, attitude, and unique perspective just waiting to be uncovered.
That unbelievable sense of diversity coupled with my own curiosity brought me to wander the streets of Tel Aviv with my camera. In the beginning, I simply posted the pictures and stories to my own Facebook account, but in 2012 I stumbled upon the amazing “Humans of New York” project.
After 24 hours I decided to open my own ‘Humans of’ page‘, but to give it my own twist. I’ve taken more than one thousand portraits and stories and I’ve met the most fascinating humans that Tel Aviv has to offer along the way.