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TEL–AVIVIS has been funded! :) You can still pre-order the book: mail@pascalhaas.com
TEL–AVIVIS has been funded! :) You can still pre-order the book: mail@pascalhaas.com
30 backers pledged €5,146 to help bring this project to life.

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TEL–AVIVIS has been funded! 😃
You can still pre-order the book: mail@pascalhaas.com

TEL–AVIVIS, a photo book

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The project

TEL-AVIVIS is a series of analogue portraits of young Israelis posing on the beach in Tel Aviv. The project captures the urban culture of these Jewish and Arab men and their legendary passion for body workout in their quest for normalcy in a complex region. They proudly celebrate the ethnic and cultural mix of Jews from Eastern Europe, Iraq or Yemen, of Muslim and Christian Arabs. The beach is the ultimate melting pot where people from all backgrounds meet and mingle, a place that lets everyone be who they want to be.

Pose and posture are complemented and reinforced by other forms of visual expressions of a strong and assertive identity: t-shirt prints, necklace pendants, tattoos. The brutalist beachfront hotel architecture in the background works like a formal analogy to the steeled bodies.

The photographs were taken between 2016 and 2018, a period marked by a number of terrorist attacks. The project seeks to show the urban reality of Tel Avivis who stubbornly refuse, even or especially during difficult times, to let anything, or anyone, spoil their daily routines in the gyms, the cafés and on the beach.

The book

TEL–AVIVIS 

Photography & graphic design: Pascal Haas 

Essays: Sibylle Berg, Mikael Shainkman

Cardboard cover with flaps, thread stitch binding 

approx. 84 pages, 40 color photographs 

200 x 235 mm 

The photographer

Pascal Haas was born in Luxembourg. He studied Visual Communications at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de la Cambre in Brussels and at the Berlin University of the Arts. His work has been exhibited in Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain and Luxembourg. His portraits won a special mention in the Opus Fotografiepreis. He lives and works as a graphic designer and photographer in Berlin. TEL–AVIVIS is his first photo book.

TEL–AVIVIS was one of the 10 Foto Contempo portrait photography award winners in January 2019 and has been featured in several online and print publications: Paradise Magazine, Telavivian, Aint-Bad, Future Balance, thisaintartschool.

Risks and challenges

Images of products shown are indicative. Minor changes in the design are still possible.
Production will start after a successful kickstarter campaign. My intent is to deliver in May 2019.

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    Thank-you-postcard

    A6 (105 x 148 mm), Offset print with gold foil embossing

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    380 x 420 mm, with long straps

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    The book TEL-AVIVIS

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    200 x 200 mm fine art print

    200 x 200 mm open-editioned inkjet fine art print on Hahnemühle Baryta, signed by the artist.

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    Special Edition Book

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Funding period

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