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, Wül Magazine, Hello Mr magazine, Damaged magazine, Lens culrure magazine, Dapper Taper magazine, Carbon CC Magazine, Zalando, Capitol Records, Emi Records, People Revolution, Misha Nonoo, Buro 24/7, Ace hotel, 99 cent, Oro gold cosmetics, New York city opera, Kindred health care, University of Phoenix, Lucile foundation, Face Book.
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:
Breakfast with vitamins - Pre production
Here we go 2018
Us - 2018
Ride - 2018
Summer break -2017
Fall - 2016
By the sea 2016
Origami Girl - 2015
Hello Mr 2015
Force of Movement - 2015 | 40th north film festival
Vision of Trust - 2015