Meet Toby Cohen’s flying angels
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
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.
Cohen, directing his angels