My name is Niv Shank and I'm a photographer and filmmaker originally from Israel, where I spent my early years growing up in a small desert town, by the dead sea.
I grew up in a multi cultural home, with an Eastern European father and a Middle Eastern mother. Both inspired me to explore cultures, places, languages and people as a way of life.
I discovered early on that photography was the perfect way to explore the world and different cultures. Since picking up a camera, I have never stopped documenting my world.
Photography is the perfect artistic expression for me. I've found that it's the in-between moments when my subjects relax that I am able to capture the most authentic moments. That's what I love.
I love to travel, and my first stop was Italy.
I spent two years touring Europe, shooting and absorbing the cultures. My time spent in these places has had a huge impact on my work.
I’m following my vision to create images that are inspired from life, real people, candid moments, landscapes and memories.
I work mostly on location and I always shoot with a narrative in mind. I take great satisfaction in creating a fresh experience with each of my subjects.
I feel indebted to all the wonderful people I have photographed for their role in my career and life.
I thank you all, and those yet to come, for being part of my continuing journey and hope to be a part of yours.
180LA, Y&R, Bully pictures , Katy Perry, Liberation Next, L'Express styles, Nylon Magazine, Out Magazine, Arena Magazine, Fiasco Magazine, Hello Mr, Damaged magazine, Dapper Taper magazine, Capitol Records, Emi Records, People Revolution, Buro 24/7, 99 cent, Ace hotel, New York city opera, Kindred health care, University of Phoenix, Lucile foundation.
Month of photography Los Angeles - 2017
City of angels -2014
A way - Creator Alicia coppola - 2013
Hollywood - Jeanie madsen gallery Santa Monica- 2012.
Films and Music videos:
Summer break -2017
Fall - 2016
By the sea 2016
The Tailor - Pre production first feature film - 2018
Origami Girl - 2015
Hello Mr 2015
Force of Movement - 2015 | 40th north film festival
Vision of Trust - 2015