Without light, there is no color. And when we look at the work of Brooklyn, New York based photographer Doron Gild, we can't help but think that no one is more aware of that fact than him. "I'm influenced by German expressionism, Alfred Hitchcock, and Film Noir", Doron tells us, but it is also tempting to compare many of his images to those of the likes of Jeff Wall or Gregory Crewdson, as they feature a quite similar type of cinematic lighting.
However, when it comes to concepts, Doron uniquely and skillfully balances his editorial humor and conceptual elegance. Where else can you see a re-enactment of the last supper depicted as a salesmen's convention at a bar, a proud glam shot of aging rockstars, or a man suspended in insomnia over his bed?
Doron is a very hands-on visionary. He speaks warmly of setting up his lights, staging the shot and directing the shoot. Clearly his images reflect a creative who is centered in his beliefs, yet willing to challenge ones romantic visions with a twist.
To find out more abot Doron's extraordinary work, like his unique portrait shots, visit our
Friends With Vision
section, where you'll also find the URL of his website.