Who is this woman we’re inviting into our home to photograph our most personal moments? Here are a few little things about me that you probably don’t know and might be surprised to find out.
I’m an anthropologist by training
In my past life, all I wanted to do was to work in international development and help people, but I quickly realized that my skills and time were probably best channeled elsewhere. Disillusioned with the NGO industry and transformed by motherhood, I eventually found my way back to photography.
I can play the piano, really well, but no one (besides my close family) has ever heard me play
I started piano lessons at a very early age. But even as a child, there was something about it that was very personal. I refused to sit for exams or do recitals. My dad even tried to bribe me to play for our family once, and I refused. I adore playing, but I feel incredibly vulnerable when I do. It’s as if anyone listening can hear what I’m feeling. So, my husband has literally never heard me play the piano, and he probably never will.
I can build things
Give me a hammer, a saw, a drill and I pile of lumber and I can pretty much build you anything. In university, I built myself a closet and my very own bed. This is one of the things I miss most about living in Tel Aviv - no Home Depot.
I had a giant chihuahua named Romeo
Romeo came into my life at a time when I needed him the most. He was the most incredible little guy and I miss him dearly. He lived to be 16-years-old. During the last few years of his life, Romeo appointed himself as the official therapy dog at my mom's senior center and touched many many lives.
I met my husband in Guatemala, knew him for 5 days, and moved to Israel a month later
We were both traveling in Guatemala, met at a hostel at the breakfast bar, connected instantly, spent the rest of that week traveling, said goodbye, kept in touch, and a month later I was on my way to Tel Aviv. Now we are married and we have a 2-year-old daughter.