Photographer David Kaplan captures the pain of the Israeli war, suffering of the planet, power of nature and art.
Russian David Kaplan is a bright, talented, and independent photographer of our time. David was born in 1963 in a typical Jewish family that preserves the values and traditions of the Jewish people.
His last name Kaplan refers to the Hebrew last names and has a fascinating history of origin. It comes from the word "kohen" ("priest"), which indicates belonging to the great family of Koens.
The photographer spent his childhood in the USSR. After school, entered State University and easily graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics with a degree in applied mathematics.
A genius of higher mathematics and a system programmer, he always felt the world differently; as a child, he got to notice what is behind the obvious. Parents saw his son as a potential and self-sufficient person; therefore, he encouraged his versatile hobbies in every possible way.
Today, David Kaplan is a successful businessman, intellectual, scholar, and strategist, who uses a camera and immerses himself in the creative process.
From math to photography
We know that for many centuries artists around the world have used the principle of the "golden section" to build harmonious compositions. And in photography, it is an essential compositional rule. Many photographers are forced to learn this principle to be able to find the most active nodes of attention and correctly place the main objects.
Armed with a professional camera, David Kaplan does not follow this agreed scheme. He has a unique view. Thanks to his love of mathematics and combinatory thinking, David Kaplan intuitively puts all the emphasis in the frame, capturing the essence.
He is a talented photographer who knows how to paint with light. David Kaplan's camera lens has captured moments that make us stop for a second and think. Nowadays, he lives and works in Israel. The spirit of the Israeli land helps the photographer to feel how precious life is.
The photos of David Kaplan absorbed the energy of Israel, the great history and traditions of the Jewish people.
They demonstrate unconditional love and reverence for this country. A series of stunning photos reveal the power of war, joy, and sorrow, the beauty of landscapes, flora, and fauna. For him, photography is a dazzling world of revelation, unrealistically vivid.
The strength of David Kaplan's art is devoted to an extensive cycle of photographs of ballet.
The author shows us graceful and sophisticated ballerinas against the backdrop of urban landscapes, exposing art from a new perspective. In the pictures, we see modern girls in air ballet tutus in the interiors of massive objects under construction.
Each photo shows us how opposites can balance each other and be harmonious. The right photo reveals problems and aggravates feelings, strengths, and weaknesses.
It, like a connective link, unites representatives of different countries, cultures, faiths, and professions. It teaches us to make the right decisions, find peaceful ways to resolve conflicts, find harmony in everything, value, and protect what has been given to us.