Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Israeli Musicians Shalom Hanoch

Shalom Hanoch (born September 1, 1946) is an Israeli rock singer, musician, lyricist and composer.

He is considered to be the father of Israeli rock and the most important artist of that area. His works have profoundly influenced Israeli rock and modern Israeli music. His collaboration with Arik Einstein produced some of the first Israeli rock albums. He is called the king of Israeli rock.

Shalom Hanoch was born in Kibbutz Mishmarot. As a child his musical talent was known in the kibbutz, and until he discovered Rock music, he listened to a wide variety of genres (from Classical, through Russian folk music, Gospel, and Blues).

After getting his first Jazz guitar when he was around 12 years old, Hanoch began composing his own songs. By the age of 14 he had completed his first song – Laila (Night). Along with another member of the Kibbutz, Meir Ariel, he wrote more songs, and joined the Kibbutz's band – HaMishmaron. Songs from that time include Agadat Deshe (Grass Legend), Nisa LaYam (We'll Go To The Beach), Risim (Eyelashes) and Yom Acharon (Last Day). At 16, he took acting classes at Beit Tzvi arts school.

Although at that point he was more interesting in acting than in creating music, Hanoch was recruited by the Nahal army troupe when he turned 18, and wrote a few songs for the troupe while in the service. He was demobilized in 1968, but not before he had participated in a recording of the best-of album made of re-recorded versions to 1950s and 1960s hits by the troupe called Kol HaKavod LaNahal (Well Done, Nahal). In this album Hanoch sang Mitria Bishnaim along with the troupe's star, Shula Chen. The two were mentioned on the cover, an innovation for army band recordings.

Source - wikipedia

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Israeli Heavy Metal Music scene

Salem is an Israeli extreme metal band, pioneers of the oriental metal movement and of the Israeli heavy metal scene in general. Much of their lyrics and music deals with political issues concerning the Jewish people and Israel, most notably the concept albums Kaddish (1994) and Collective Demise (2002).

Bartholomeus Night an Israeli Black Metal band

Other Heavy metal Images

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Israeli Musicians

And This time Shlomo Bar

Shlomo Bar is an Israeli musician, composer, and social activist. He is a pioneer of ethnic music in Israel.

Born in Rabat, Morocco, in 1943, Bar emigrated to Israel a few years later. He learnt how to play the darbuka and other ethnic percussion instruments, performing in various small lineups and as a backing musician for artists such as Matti Caspi on tours. In 1976 he played in Yehoshua Sobol and Noa Chelton's Kriza (Nerves), a fierce play about social injustices and discrimination in Israel. Bar set to music and performed several of Sobol's songs, including "Yeladim Ze Simcha" (Children are joy), which protested a then-prevalent policy of economic discrimination. The song, as recorded a bit later by his band, "Habrera Hativit", received airplay because of the catchy tune, and was accepted at face-value by much of the Mizrachi community. Rita's cover is well-known, and lacks the acidity of the original. Bar has stated on numerous occasions that if the people chose to interpret it as a joyous song, he has no business to tell them otherwise.

As a result of the play, Bar decided it was time to form his own group, "Habrera Hativit" (The natural selection, but also known in English as the Gathering), which he formed with bassist and producer Yisrael Borochov. The original lineup was Samson Kehimkar, an Indian violin and sitar virtuoso, Miguel Herstein, an American guitarist, the bassist Yisrael Borochov, and Bar on percussion and vocals. Yisrael Borochov had a stark influence on the sound of the group, and before he left had arranged, recorded and produced the first two albums of the band. Disagreements over where the direction of the band was going led him to split from Bar and to form the East West Ensemble.

From the start the intention was not to conform to the musical mould, neither of Israeli pop, nor of 'musikat kassetot', the common style of mizrachi music at the time. The first album, "Elei Shorashim" (Origins, or a Return to Roots), combined traditional Moroccan and Yiddish music, with Indian elements and motifs, as well as new renditions of songs by Israeli poets. The songs were long, some of them running for eight minutes, and the subject matter was unusual for the time.

The lineup went through several changes in the 1980s and 90s.

Bar's musical influences are broad, including Bob Dylan and Miles Davis on the one hand, and classical Indian music and Jewish liturgy on the other.

(Source Wikipedia)

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Non Medical X-ray Technique

Guy, one of our contributing photographers has taken the x-ray technique a step further than most into the realm of Non medical x-ray

Look at what happens when you have an x-ray of every day object or every day situation

Or Love under penetrating light rays

We of course have medical x-ray as well

Non Medical x-ray - Images by photostock-israel .

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Mountain Gorillas in the wild - Rwanda

Ruth Hofshi, one of our contributing photographers has returned from a field trip to Uganda and Rwanda. with emphasis on Mountain Gorillas on the border of these two countries

The local government have identified the importance of these animals and have placed arm guards to protect them

Juvenile Mountain Gorilla

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Polynesian Couple

Polynesian couple in their dugout canoe

Local woman French Polynesia, Marquesas Islands, Nuku Hiva

Traditional Fijian dancers

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Doron Magali

New to PhotoStock-Israel, Doron Magali, a young 18 year old photography student with impressive and powerful conceptual work. Being of a younger generation she has a different view of our world than mot seasoned photographers.
Most of her work has been accepted exclusively into Getty images

soap bubbles

Je T'aime

Teen Ballet dancer

Friday, June 1, 2012


Haven't posted for quite a while. Sorry for that
In the mean time, here are some beautiful images from Alaska that we have just uploaded to our aechive

Alaska, Yakutat Bay and Hubbard Glacier as seen from the sea

Alaska - Images by photostock-israel .

Sunday, March 11, 2012


A sundial is a device that determines the time of day by the position of the Sun. In common designs such as the horizontal sundial, the sun casts a shadow from its style onto a surface marked with lines indicating the hours of the day. As the sun moves across the sky, the shadow-edge aligns with different hour-lines. All sundials must be aligned with the axis of the Earth's rotation to tell the correct time. In most designs, the style must point towards true celestial north (not the north magnetic pole or south magnetic pole). That is, the style's horizontal angle must equal the sundial's geographical latitude.
Some Archeological examples

 From Beijing

Friday, March 9, 2012

A Happy Purim to All

Today is Purim. The celebration that includes getting dressed up (not only children) and just having fun.
Here are some images of the festivity around the Israel

It is customary to eat Hamantashen (Ozen Haman) filled with poppy seeds

Enjoy the Day

Purim Stock Photography - Images by photostock-israel .
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Saturday, February 4, 2012

The German Colony in Jerusalem

The German Colony in Jerusalem, Israel Founded by the German Templer movement who settled here and elsewhere in Israel in the late 19th century

Other sites in Israel Include

Tel Aviv

And Alonei Abba in the Galilee

The German Colony - Images by photostock-israel .

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cakes and Desserts stock photography

Dessert and cakes stock photography, This collection emphasizes the good part of food: sweets, cakes and deserts.

If you have refrain from eating this rich high calorie food please also take a look at our dieting and eating disorder images

Enjoy the slideshow and the food

Cakes and Desserts - Images by photostock-israel .

Monday, January 30, 2012

Looking for new images and contributors

פוטוסטוק ישראל, מאגר התמונות הישראלי, מחפש תמונות וצלמים חדשים להצטרפות למאגר.
אבל אנחנו בררנים - אנחנו מחפשים תמונות המתאימות לשימוש בפרסום
באופן כללי ניתן לחלק את שוק הצילום להרבה קטגוריות ובהרבה מימדים. אנחנו בפוטוסטוק ישראל מתעסקים בשלוש  קטגוריות. אדטוריאלי, פירסום והדפסים (ועדת קישוט)

כרגע, אנחנו מרכזים את החיפוש שלנו לתמונות המתאימות לפירסום.

מהי תמונה המתאימה לפירסום - צריך להסתכל על זה מהצד של הלקוח, האם הלקוח יכול וירצה להשתמש  בתמונה לפירסום המוצר או השירות שלו.
אז קודם כל יכול? מותר ואפשר להשתמש בתמונה לצורך זה רק אם מולאו כמה תנאי יסוד:
א. כל מצולם או חלק ממנו חתם על אישור שימוש בדמותו
ב. יש אישור חתום מאת בעל הנכס על כל נכס שניתן לזיהוי בתמונה
ג. ללא לוגויים וסימנים מסחריים
ד. התמונה באיכות טובה ללא רעשים וליכלוכים ובגודל ראוי
עכשיו לשאלה המורכבת יותר האם המפרסם ירצה להשתמש בתמונה?
בדר"כ התמונה מלווה מסר פירסומי כלשהו כדוגמת הצלחה, אושר, אתגר, ביטחון ועוד רבים וטובים. על מנת שישתמשו בתמונות המסר צריך להיות ברור וחזק
איך מגיעים למסר הזה? פשוט מאוד, מצלמים תמונה שזו הכוונה.

יש צלמים שמצלמים בצורה מדהימה את מה שהם רואים. עברתי, ראיתי, צלמתי

יש צלמים שבונים את התמונה משלב התיכנון דרך העיצוב ועד להעמדה והצילום.

תמונות מהסוג השני זוכות להרבה יותר הצלחה 

אז אם הגעתם עד לכאן, עברתם את השלב הראשון - סבלנות והתמדה :)
אז מה אנחנו מחפשים:
אנחנו מחפשים צלמים שיש להם במאגר או שיכולים להפיק / לצלם תמונות המתאימות לפירסום
מה אנחנו מציעים:
זכויות היוצרים הן של הצלם ונשארות של הצלם - אנחנו מוכרים רשיונות שימוש בלבד
הצלמים לא משלמים לנו, אנחנו משלמים לצלמים לאחר קיזוז עמלה כך שגם לנו יש אינטרס מובהק למכור
חשיפה מירבית ללקוחות שלנו בחו"ל דרך האתר שלנו ואתרים אחרים שאנחנו עובדים איתם
יעוץ, הדרכה ותיאום ציפיות  כי הרי אנחנו שותפים במכירות
אנחנו עושים את כל העבודה השחורה של הוספת כותרות, תיוג במילות מפתח, הפצה, מעקב, חיוב וגביה

דוגמאות של העבודות שלו ניתן לראות המצגת בהמשך
יש כמובן חוזה
מידע נוסף יש באתר שלנו

מתאים לכם ואתם מתאימים?
רוצים מידע נוסף?
אתם מוזמנים לפנות אלי ישירות 
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בלי כל הרווחים כמובן
או לטלפון
וניפגש לכוס קפה ושיחה
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Sunday, January 22, 2012

A rare Catch

Gilad Flesch, one of our nature photographers, caught a rare moment of a Leopard (Panthera pardus) Hunting an Impala (Aepyceros melampus) at the moment of the kill Photographed at Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
I was told by experts in the field (I am not) that a capturing such a kill on film is rare

Visit our stock photography archive for more images by Gilad and 60 other photographers

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Republic of Armenia

Armenia is the only country remaining from 3,000 year old maps of Anatolia. It became the world's first Christian country more than 1,700 years ago in 301 AD, and has a large Diaspora all over the world. As a former Soviet republic lying in the Caucasus region, straddling Asia and Europe, Armenia has an ancient and rich culture. Armenia is very easy to experience, thanks to very hospitable people.

Vagharshapat (AKA Echmiadzin) The Echmiadzin Cathedral


Mount Ararat