Yakir Ben-Hur, Pianist, Composer
Music has always played an important role in my life. It gave me independence at a young age and a sense of freedom I don’t recall getting anywhere else. From listening to Sunday Bloody Sunday in junior high to Muse more recently, music is always with me. It cheers me up when I’m down. It motivates me to work. It thrills me.
I have a great admiration for musicians, and I’m always ecstatic when I get a chance to photograph one. A while ago, I was invited to document the recordings of Yakir Ben-Hur‘s first studio album. Yakir is an extremely talented musician. His passion and dedication are endless, and every note he plays articulates his joyful approach to music. The atmosphere in the studio was so relaxed, my presence was hardly noticed, even though I rarely stopped shooting: