Meet Toby Co­hen’s fly­ing an­gels

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THREE YEARS ago, London-born pho­tog­ra­pher­to­by­co­hen,now33, em­barked on an 18-month jour­ney around Is­rael, seek­ing the ideal lo­ca­tion for his Abra­ham Project. Even­tu­ally, he found an aca­cia tree at Di­mona Creek, where he shot his ex­tra­or­di­nary ver­sion of the story of Abra­ham.

The stun­ning land­scape pho­tographsin­clude­three­hugepanora­mas show­ing the en­counter be­tween Abra­ham and the an­gels, with echoes of clas­si­cal pic­tures by such artists as David Roberts and Gus­tav

Toby

Doré’. Co­hen’s pic­tures are on dis­play at Tel Aviv’s En­gel Gallery in Gor­don Street.

The show also fea­tures ex­quis­ite images of an­gels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael… fly­ing. To make these pic­tures, Co­hen hired the Floren­tine Cir­cus Tent, and pho­tographed his mod­els jump­ing on a gi­ant tram­po­line.

Co­hen worked as a celebrity pho­tog­ra­pher in the UK for the Daily Ex­press and the News of the World. He moved to Is­rael eight years ago and has made a spe­cial­ity of pho­tograph­ing fly­ing and danc

ing Jews of the Ortho­dox world.

PHOTO: TOBY CO­HEN

Co­hen, di­rect­ing his an­gels

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