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artist profile: maya hed

Credit: Ilan Spira

Maya Hed was born and raised in Los Angeles and moved to Israel in the late 90s, where she studied at The Kiryat Ono College of Photography.

Maya specializes in photography of the arts, focusing on music and fashion.  She enjoys taking portraits and seeks to create a sense of freedom and relaxation for the viewer.  Her photographs beam with life and creativity and generate intrigue.  Her photography transcends space and time, taking the viewer on a journey of self-reflection.  Maya’s ultimate goal is to express her point of view and passion for life through her photos whilst giving the viewer a glimpse into her world.

Following great success showcasing this exhibit at The Hava Rosenberg Gallery Maya Hed will present her project at The Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv where most of the photographs were taken.

This series captures exclusive pictures of extraordinary jazz artists from all over the world, during the sound check where the artists experience very intimate, secluded and unique moments.

The viewer can experience through the photographic medium the vivid expressive force of jazz music, echoed by the photographs that enable us to “listen” with our eyes

Further, after enduring the black and white photography documentation of jazz music over the past years, Maya’s fresh approach presents a large amount of photographs in colour in the belief that emotions and stage life , come to light better in her colourful menagerie outlook.

The camera leads us behind the scenes with such luminaries as Stefano Bollani who overwhelmed Italian jazz culture, Tony Pancella who is a very important figure in Italian Jazz, and Nicola Stilo who played with one of jazz’s greatest artists, the notorious Chet Baker and many more.

Maya’s next exhibition: ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ will be showing from November 31th – December 13th at The Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv where most of the photographs were captured.

For more information, head to Maya’s facebook page.

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