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Studio Visit - Dafy Hagai

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Studio Visit with Dafy Hagai

Dafy Hagai is a director and photographer based in Tel Aviv, Israel. While earning her Bachelor of Design degree in Visual Communications and working mostly on video projects she began taking an interest in analogue photography, first shooting 35 mm and then on medium format film.

Q.

Why do you create? 

A.

It's the easiest way I can communicate how I see the world. I was drawn to art from childhood, but I was always drawing, and when I started photographing I just wanted to share moments with my models and the people who see my work.

 

Q.

When do you make your best work?

A.

when I have a deadline

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What kind of equipment do you use? 

A.

Mamiya 645 pro, nikon f100 and my iphone

 

Q.

What is your take on photography today? 

A.

wow, well photography today has become so popular due to iphones and digital cameras and being able to see so many images online that it kinda opens you up to a lot of styles but also narrows you down very quickly to what you feel a connection to, in an image.

 

About Dafy Hagai

Her visual language is minimalistic, color oriented and graphic, while dealing with subjects such as female and beauty ideals, Israeli and local aesthetics, and the connection between fashion, landscape and art.

Q.

What is something people would be surprised to discover about you?

A.

I like to gamble, my ideal vacation would involve a casino. 

  

Q.

What is your favorite color?

A. 

white

 

Q.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

A. 

several alarm clocks

  

Q.

What is your happy place? 

A.

going to the park with my brother's dog, I'm so in love with her.

Q.

What do you love most about being on the road?

A.

I get so much energy from being on the road, I love looking for things that I'm drawn to in their local versions in different places. Traveling is just a constant state of high for me.

 

Q.

Describe your creative process in a few words. 

A.

Generally I try and think which type of work I want to create next, and then I do a lot of research. I come up with a concept and then start the production part. When I come to shoot I don't have a lot planned out but my brain has a general idea of what I want to do, and then I just try and have fun. I think the editing part is very important, too. It's when the work is created again in it's final context. 

 

About Dafy Hagai

Dafy Hagai, her sense for direction lead her to create her world of aesthetic values while mixing a graphic narrative.

 

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