The world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese –
harsh and exciting over and over
announcing your place in the family of things
(Wild geese, Mary Oliver)
The sun set down and cleared the space for the full moon shining above as I sat down on the cold floor of a caravan in the fields of Sgula, south Israel, having a traditional Thai dinner with 8 Thai men. We were eating rice, eggs, fish and vegetables with our hands, communicating with no words, by mime and our imagination. It was after a long day of shooting – when I joined Art, a foreign Thai agriculture worker who lived in Israel for the past 5 years, away from his wife and son. He was about to return to his home country the next morning – his nervousness and excitement were there as well, sitting on the dinner floor with us. Rain started falling and the smells of a hard work day, Thai food and the wet fields outside were mixed together into a one of a kind fragrance that I smelled for the first time. I took a deep breath and pressed the Rec button of my camera.
I meet people, I hear stories, I collect moments.