by Liz Ream
Like most photographers, Jerusalem-based David Vaaknin considers his camera an integral part of any vacation, always thinking about getting new images. He recently took advantage of a trip to the US (Philly, to be exact!) by heading out west to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks:
I believe that as a visitor/tourist who also happens to be a photographer, my strength comes from seeing the place from a fresh perspective rather than a photographer who lives and works in the area and probably has the perfect sunset shot, or an exquisite wildlife photo which I have very slim chances of getting when spending just a couple of days in the park. Instead, I try to capture images which I haven’t necessarily seen before or a twist on the ones I have seen when doing my research for the trip.
In order to achieve these unique shots, David put extensive planning into his trip, getting to places at a certain point in the day to get good light. The result was some pretty stunning images:
In July, Land Rover licensed the Grotter Geyser photo from yellowstone (above), for use in a recent social media campaign. The photos have also been extremely popular on David’s social media channels.
For more of David’s work, check out his website.