Ronen Goldman is an Artist and Conceptual Photographer based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Ronen is specialized in creating "Photo-Dreams" - conceptually constructed photographs illustrating his various dream states. As you can see from the pictures below, most of the images transmit a mix of deep sensations such as happiness, sadness, exhilaration or sheer paranoia - as dreams often do.
We managed to get an interview from him about this great photo series so check it out.
Tell us about something about Ronen Goldman and about your latest project?
Sure! For the past four years I have been working on something I called "The Surrealistic Pillow Project" - basically, reconstructing dreams I have during this period of time, into visual Creations. The resulting images conveys happiness, sadness, exhilaration or sheer paranoia - as Dreams often do. All photos are created at one location and in one session, this in order for all the lighting to be believable and realistic even when the situation is not.
What's your creative process like?
I dream something and then start thinking of ways in which I can realize that image or feel technically. It can take me months to figure out how things should be lit, times of day and what is needed to pull off the shot.
Where do you find inspiration and why you like photography?
I find inspiration in all arts, music, painting, dance and human behavior. I love photography for its ability to convey a universal message using the language of sight and perception. I also like how our brain tells us that what we see must be real if it is optically correct- and then use that fact to create my message.
What are some tips you could give to people that really like your work?
If you are a photographer or not one yet (everyone should be!) keep taking photos and creating art - it wont all be great, but each thing you create gets you one more step towards that perfect piece of art.
If you want to create a piece of art don't be afraid of failure, there is none.