Profile - Nurit

Nurit Barkan-Ascher

Photography


I was born and raised in Israel and have lived in the U.S., Venezuela, Brazil and the U.K. When not traveling I’m based in Vancouver, Canada.

My interest in photography started around age 12 when I inherited my father’s old Yashica TLR. In the many years since then, I’ve moved on through numerous cameras and a variety of photographic styles, countries, and lifestyles, but my three passions - traveling, photography and films - have remained constant. 

"<em>The border means more than a customs house, a passport officer, a man with a gun. Over there everything is going to be different; life is never going to be quite the same again after your passport has been stamped</em>” Graham Greene 

In my mind photography and traveling are intrinsically linked. Traveling takes me to various destinations the most interesting of which involve an endless number of ways of seeing and experiencing which in turn makes me more rooted within myself. It seems to give me opportunities for self insight, as if I put my life through a closeup lens focusing and sharpening its essential qualities. My camera is my most important traveling gear and I use photography as a means of self expression; that is, my images represent a personal perception and interpretation of the real world I travel in. 

For the sake of independence and freedom of movement I currently use an DSLR camera (Nikon D800), with only a couple of lenses and a folding light tripod. Everything is packed in a small camera bag so I can carry it with me for several months.

I was born and raised in Israel and have lived in the U.S., Venezuela, Brazil and the U.K. When not traveling I’m based in Vancouver, Canada.


My interest in photography started around age 12 when I inherited my father’s old Yashica TLR. In the many years since then, I’ve moved on through numerous cameras and a variety of photographic styles, countries, and lifestyles, but my three passions - traveling, photography and films - have remained constant.


"The border means more than a customs house, a passport officer, a man with a gun. Over there everything is going to be different; life is never going to be quite the same again after your passport has been stamped” - Graham Greene

In my mind photography and traveling are intrinsically linked. Traveling takes me to various destinations the most interesting of which involve an endless number of ways of seeing and experiencing which in turn makes me more rooted within myself. It seems to give me opportunities for self insight, as if I put my life through a closeup lens focusing and sharpening its essential qualities. My camera is my most important traveling gear and I use photography as a means of self expression; that is, my images represent a personal perception and interpretation of the real world I travel in.


For the sake of independence and freedom of movement I currently use a SLR camera with only a couple of lenses and a folding light tripod. Everything is packed in a small camera bag so I can carry it with me for several months.

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