Photo Gallery: Richard Israel’s Consistent Vision
As trends in photography shift in one direction, Richard Israel slides in another. This refusal to conform isn’t a rebellion. Israel is simply pursuing personal authenticity.
He notes that the success of any luxury brand stems from consistency of message, and that consistency emerges from authenticity. When photographers get caught chasing what they think the market wants, they put themselves in a dangerous position. If your work looks like everyone else’s, what's left to distinguish you beyond price?
Israel's pursuit of his authentic creative vision has been the defining feature of his work.