I am Shimon Boksthein and I’m a photographer. I invite you to join me on a unique photographic experience, on set or in a secret place deep in the desert, where the beauty that is everywhere always clicks.
My first passion and my mainstay as an artist is documentary photography, cinematic filming and artistic videography projects. I am always thrilled to collaborate with professional artists and combining different disciplines. As a photographer, I think it is a recipe for unexpected exquisite visual outcomes.
In my filming strategy, I have a unique approach – I love to let things just happen. I am not interested in directing the reality but rather prefer to let reality direct itself. It is a great feeling watching a project change shape as it tells a story and creates meaning. I cannot help but consider documentary and cinematic filming as intrinsically aesthetic and, therefore, an art. The way I see it, good photography is all about shots and cuts, structure and rhythm and the more you engage with the project internally, the better the result.
Music videos & Dance films
One of the things that I find most interesting and exciting is multidisciplinary collaborations, where my perspective and vision can contribute to other artists’ work. What I find both challenging and stimulating is to uncover the essence of the art piece, which then allows me to introduce a visual aspect that enhances it.
I film nature, musicians, poets and dancers and am intrigued by landscape, movement and sound. I enjoy the artistic and the non-commercial and try to incorporate this in the projects I do for artists, brands and businesses. I am proud to say that I am unconventional – every project that I do is an adventure and an opportunity to expand new horizons and meet interesting people that I can learn from.
Making of, Shows, Arts & Events
When I photograph, I aspire to capture the essence and beauty of whatever is situated on the other side of the lens. I make and display imagery that is distinctive and fresh. I specialize in portrait photography but I am more into documenting music shows, artists and events. I offer my clients an authentic and accurate representation of reality flavored with artistic touch. I really enjoy photographing behind-the-scenes scenarios, making-of video productions or any other kind of documented filming.
When I film stills or video, it is important for me to create a visual experience that will uplift the reality. Ultimately, I wish to present the natural, idiosyncratic and the depth and breadth that photography has to offer as an artwork.
In addition to art videos, I also produce and direct corporate videos, where I can bring an artist’s touch to the video that gets your business’s message across. A good corporate video requires a thorough understanding of the ethos of the business, together with a clear idea to connect to the audience. In order to do this, I will work together with you, from the research stage, conducting preliminary interviews and brainstorming, to create the final corporate video that is perfect for your business.
As a side-kick, I also do couples shooting in desert landscapes that I love so much. I have all the equipment that is needed and I am familiar with many unique locations for the perfect shoot. I invite you to visit my wedding photography website: shibo_wedding.