Boys Of The Levantby Eyal de Leeuw | 27.02.19
Asaf Einy is a Tel Aviv based photographer and visual artist. A graduate of the Fine Art department in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Einy works as a photographer for fashion brands in Israel and Europe and has showcased his work in several magazine abroad, local galleries and in Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Photographed in southern Italy and Sicily, “10pm Sunset” is Einy’s first self published book, which revolves around the summer trip back to southern Italy and Sicily. It is a documented portraiture through short meetings with strangers along the way, a photogenic gaze about masculine territories.
“10pm Sunset” says Einy “is literally the time the sun set on Sicily in the summer. It is related directly to the photography light. I think there is a strong sense of light in the photos and how it changes through the course of the book. It is a basic element in photography but also in my days planning my travels according to it”.
“From what I encountered, Italian and Israeli men and youngsters are not so different. Obviously there were some nuances and the scene (and scenery) is different but it was hard for me to notice that because I didn’t know what they were saying most of the time. So I tried to see it in their clothes and hairstyle, their body language. And a lot of the time I found the Levant feeling is still with me”.