Bulldog

Who is the Boss?

In one of my visits to the Takapuna Sunday market I was…
July 27, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Fine Art Photography

2021 Art In the Park

July 23, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

Kris Cunningham

July 22, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Shoe Laces

Shoe Laces

Faces of Cairo is a collection of photographs that take you…
July 22, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Fine Art Photography

Staging Art

 



 



Entrance

 




The Jetty:…
July 20, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Who is the Boss?

Who is the Boss?

July 13, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

The Cave

July 13, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography

Between Two Rocks

July 13, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
The Maasai People

The Maasai

July 11, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Cats Forever

Cats Forever

July 11, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Interview

July 7, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Devi

 

 
July 3, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Devi

My name is Devi, I immigrated from Brazil to New Zealand…
July 1, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Mareah

June 28, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Brooke

June 28, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Glamour Photography Auckland

Awesome Brittany

       
June 23, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Lilly

June 22, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Brooke

June 20, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
District Offices

District Offices

June 17, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Beautiful Brooke

June 15, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

Fred and Mark

June 13, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Sunglasses Galore

Sunglasses Galore

June 10, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Hayley

June 9, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Eleanor

June 8, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
The Steadfast Tin Soldier

The Tin Soldier Ballerina

 

"The Steadfast Tin Soldier" is a literary fairy…
June 7, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Anna Lange

June 6, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

Prestige IV

June 5, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Auckland Portrait Photographer

Climbing

June 3, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Rebecca and John

June 2, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
We Can Do It!

We Can Do It!

"We Can Do It!" is an American World War II wartime poster…
June 1, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

Rose and Johnny

May 31, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Beautiful Rose

May 30, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

Charles King

May 30, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Lucy

May 25, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography

Kim

May 25, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Sunglasses

May 23, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

House

 
May 21, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

Harriet

May 17, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Eleanor Eva Oxley

 
May 11, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

SmartPay

May 11, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Melissa on the rocks

May 10, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Lance Betterton

No interest in school. Wanted to be bad. Ran away from home,…
May 10, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Travel Photography - Cairo

Um Kalthoum at Cairo

 
May 7, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

threefold all

May 6, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

Jo and Jonathan

May 6, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

Robyn Marie Case

May 5, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Faces of Cairo Exhibition

Faces of Cairo exhibition setup

May 4, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Mason With

April 23, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Shaylin Versace Bradley

April 17, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Chameleon, Old World lizards, Tanzania

Chameleon Old world lizard

April 14, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Travel Photography Auckland

2021 Portraiture Seminar

About the event
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April 12, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Silver Lining Awards

Semi-Finalist – Stories category – Silver Lining Awards

April 9, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Travel Photography Auckland

Faces of Cairo Exhibition at Auckland Festival of Photography

April 7, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

William Maealiuaki Tu’ihalafatai Taufa

Malo e lelei, Greeting.My name is William. My middle…
April 4, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Gannets and Tortoise

The Tortoise Queen

April 4, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Beautiful Nicola

 
March 25, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Fashion Photographer Auckland

Beautiful Rose

March 24, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

Muriwai Gannet Colony

March 19, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

Threefold Group

March 18, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

Portrait photography Q&A seminar

March 12, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

Tara Kartya Amoretti

March 11, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

Kimberley 2

March 9, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

Vendy II

March 5, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

Rock Pool

March 4, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Gnome

Gnome

February 28, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

Guy Williams shortlist

February 24, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

Guy Williams

February 24, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Glamour at Castor Bay Beach

Glamour at Castor Bay Beach

February 8, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Beautiful Lucie

February 1, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Auckland Portrait Photographer

Vincent

January 30, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Auckland Portrait Photographer

Clinton

January 30, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Autumn Leaves

January 28, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Auckland Portrait Photographer

Mike Watson

My story is full on, but it’s a journey which has made…
January 25, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Faces of Jerusalem exhibition at artsdiary.co.nz

January 25, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

Beautiful Samantha

January 20, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Beautiful Lucie

January 19, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Inside two rocks

January 11, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg

Embryo

January 9, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Edgy Portrait

January 5, 2021/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Beautiful Fernanda

 
December 22, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Lachland

Growing up with a father as a mariner, the sea has always…
December 19, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Award winning professional photographer Auckland

Otago Daily Times: Olive Baboon

Awesome to have my Olive Baboon featured as part of The 2020…
November 24, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Beautiful Antonia

November 15, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Beautiful Ivy

 





 







 
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Award winning professional photographer Auckland

Juxtaposition

November 11, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Giza Pyramids, Cairo

Yawning Camel

15TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER…
November 11, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Real Men

Published in Talking Pictures

Interview by Alasdair Foster

November…
November 7, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Beautiful Shannon

November 3, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
2020 Auckland Photographer of the Year

2020 Auckland Photographer of the Year

November 3, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Fashion Photographer Auckland

Agne Sumskyte

October 31, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Beautiful Virginia

October 29, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Beautiful Karin

October 28, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Nakita

October 22, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Finalist – RISE International Photography Awards – Creative Category

The RISE International Photography Awards is a unique, online…
October 10, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
2020 Sony Alpha Award

2020 SONY Alpha Awards: Editorial category winner

Fantastic to get this little baby in the post for winning…
October 6, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg

Popup Gallery at Milford Mall

October 5, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

On the Tree

September 29, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Award winning professional photographer Auckland

2020 Iris Awards – Travel Category

Faces…
September 5, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

NSPS Portraiture Q&A Seminar

The North Shore Photographic Society is holding the September…
September 5, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Award winning professional photographer Auckland

Olive Baboon

September 4, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Beautiful Sarah

August 30, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Fine Art Photography

2020 Auckland Art Show

August 30, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
2020 Mono Awards

2020 Mono Awards

Delighted to win the Top 10 in the People category of the 2020…
August 18, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Emmy strikes back

August 14, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
OPULENT

OPULENT

Flip n Fly Circus School presents OPULENT

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August 9, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Alice

August 3, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Chelsea

July 16, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Chelsea and Johnny

July 11, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

The Elephant

July 10, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg

Yoga

July 9, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Chelsea

July 8, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Glamour Photographer Auckland

Fleur

July 7, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
White Elephant

Eddie

July 6, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Meg on the rocks

June 30, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Hannah and the Lotus

June 29, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Roza

My name is Roza. I was born in Burundi but grew up in Tanzania.…
June 24, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Roko

My name is Roko. I was born and raised in Fiji, in a remote…
June 24, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Lai

I grew up in a settlement in Suva called Wakanisila, the…
June 24, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Tsian

June 15, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Mollie

June 11, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Photography Sessions at UXBRIDGE Arts

Photography Sessions
Four photography sessions are offered by…
June 11, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Iva

June 10, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Tunnel Beach – The Rock

June 6, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
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The Jetty

 


We spent the night at the bottom of Ross Creek…
June 6, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Meg

June 3, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg

Fine Art Photography

May 28, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Scapes Exhibition

Scapes exhibition at the 2020 Auckland Festival of Photography

May 26, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Travel photographer Auckland

Timid

‘Timid’ is part of a collection of captivating portraits…
May 21, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Paige

May 19, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Portraiture Workshop – 2020 hEAD oN Photo Festival

May 13, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Travel photographer Auckland

The Nun

May 4, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Dome of the Rock

Dome of the Rock

May 4, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Travel photographer Auckland

Faces of Cairo – Colour

May 3, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg

The Hunter Framed

May 1, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
The Empire State Building

Scapes exhibition at the 2020 Auckland Festival of Photography

April 27, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Shazia

 
April 25, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Olive Baboon

April 10, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Golden Monkey

April 10, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
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War of the worlds

April 10, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Maasai Warrior

April 10, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Lions Mating

April 10, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Fine art nude

Photography is the easiest medium of Art to be competent…
April 6, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Versace

April 5, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
From Here to Africa Exhibition

From here to Africa – 2020 hEAD oN photo festival

April 5, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Jessica

March 31, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Odin Robinson

March 29, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Gareth McGhie

Ko Te Mata te Maunga, Ko TukiTuki te awa, Ko Gareth McGhie…
March 29, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
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David Young

March 28, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Meg and Maya

March 27, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Gwenaelle Le Corre

March 27, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Jazz Noir

March 26, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Toby

March 26, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Craig

March 25, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Vicky on the Rocks!

"My self confidence didn't come easy and no, I didn't always…
March 25, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg

Vendy on the rocks

March 25, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Poppy

March 24, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Pierre Paki

March 23, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Frank Taffy Roberts

March 23, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
From here to Africa exhibition

Uxbridge Arts & Culture Exhibition

From here to Africa exhibition page
March 20, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Minh Ly

March 18, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Maharatia Clarke

"I've never had the confidence to be in front of the camera…
March 17, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

We Will Rock You!

March 17, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Is this your real life?

March 13, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Cheyanne Gray

March 12, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Kiri on the Rocks

March 9, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Glamour Photography

Portraiture Workshop

March 8, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Sammi

March 6, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Snow Spirit

March 1, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
The Maasai People

From here to Africa opening event

February 29, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Travel photographer Auckland

Photography at UXBRIDGE: Sharp focus on Africa

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February 24, 2020





Auckland’s…
February 27, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Gemma

February 26, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Chey

February 24, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Editorial in HOWICK & PAKURANGA TIMES

Photographer focuses on Africa

February 24, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Kathrin

February 22, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg

Wildlife Competition

February 21, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Tonka

Tonka

February 21, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Maddi

February 20, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Poppy

February 19, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg

Kiri

February 19, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Trojan Horse

February 18, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
People photographer Auckland

Casts Forever – Boys Whatever

February 18, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Madison Dewalt

 
February 6, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

Sophie!

February 2, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography

Rachel and the Trumpet

January 28, 2020/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Beautiful Aimee

 





 
December 15, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Taelah

 
December 15, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Giuliana

December 13, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Beautiful Vendy

 

 

 

 
December 13, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
Landscape Photography

Scapes

Dramatic and extraordinary landscapes from around the world. In…
December 10, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Zara

 
December 9, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
Nude Photography Auckland

The Bride

November 23, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer North Shore

Mike Cooper

"My name is Mike Cooper. I was born in 1949 and 70 years…
November 22, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Douglas Hannay

 



 



 

"My name is Douglas…
November 18, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

John

 

"I am a father of three: 20, 9 & 8 who's known…
November 17, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Chris Foaga

November 15, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Sophie on the Rocks

November 5, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Tranquility Base

November 5, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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The Rock

 



 
November 4, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Alicia

November 3, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Olivia on the Rocks

November 2, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Courtney in the Sun

October 31, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Mila

I am a strong woman because I was raised by a strong woman.…
October 28, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Olivia

October 26, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Simone!

I embrace change. 

I am three years away from my fortieth…
October 26, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Beautiful Rachel

October 25, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Julia Ruth

October 25, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Alex

"I hated school. I had a teacher named Mr Anaru. He didn't…
October 20, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Frank

Frank had just returned a lost supermarket trolley when I…
October 19, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Ken

"Life is fluid. Always moving, never stopping. Seconds to…
October 15, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Edgy Meg

October 8, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
Mandala

Mandala

October 7, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Borche

"Before coming in New Zealand I worked as a special counterterrorism…
October 7, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Beautiful Meg

October 6, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Gwen Le Corre

September 28, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
Travel Photography Auckland

Massai Article in D-Photo


September 22, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Mia

"NOTHING last forever not feelings not your bad situation…
September 18, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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ipa 2019 Honourable Mention – Eyes to the Soul

September 13, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

ipa 2019 Honourable Mention – Woman on a Tree

September 13, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photography Auckland

ipa 2019 Honourable Mention – Maasai People

September 13, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
Mandala

Nude Mandala

September 11, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Travel Portraits Guide

September 9, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Fearless

 

The nude figure is an ancient artistic tradition…
August 29, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Grace

August 18, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Yeala Raber

August 14, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

2019 APPA

Delighted to win four Awards out of four print entries at the…
August 13, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Maasai

August 12, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Graham Hooper

August 12, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Paul Gilbert

August 8, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Paul Gilbert – Bare Truth

 



 



"I am due to be 65 years old…
August 8, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

2020 hEADoN proposal

August 7, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Ria

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Embracing

“…In the context of the 21st century, it is difficult…
August 5, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Rwanda

August 4, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Alyssa Salmon

 
July 31, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
Photographic Exhibition Auckland

Maasai Series

July 31, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

ipa Honorable Mention – Bare Truth book award

July 29, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

From the seed of Warriors

July 24, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Balck & White Spider Awards Nominee – Drought

CONGRATULATIONS on being a Nominee at the 13th Annual Black…
July 24, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Eyes to the Soul

Eyes to the Soul is a captivating collection of portraits of women. Each has a personal note, a caption or a quote describing her journey: challenges, obstacles, ambitions and aspirations. The portfolio offers rare moments with incredible women who offer us a glimpse into their lives. The words of these women shed light on memories and events that shaped who they are today. A photograph is worth a thousand words but it takes us less than one tenth of a second to form an opinion about a complete stranger, based only on their looks. Their unique story adds an important third dimension to their striking portrait, offering an intimate insight into their world. At a time when women are often silenced by society, I wanted to create a portfolio that offers my subjects tell their own story.

The key to a compelling portrait is the eyes. We connect with others through their eyes. I am motivated to engage the viewer and spark connections. Connections that go beyond the fleeting ones which we are subject to on a daily basis. My aim is to capture precious moments where people are in control of the story they wish to share with the world.

The combination of using a soft, directional light while adapting a special post-processing technique, enhances their portraits. The use of simple background eliminates distractions so the viewer can focus on their facial expressions. They look directly into the camera so there is always a highlight in their eyes. People often refer to eyes as windows to the soul. The eyes never lie, they show the truth, no matter what face we put on, they reveal our emotional state. Our eyes, just like our body language, give us away, conveying more than we ever can using just words.

The women in the collection represent different cultures and backgrounds. This diverse group of women serves as a timely reminder that despite our many differences, we are able to unite as a community through the power of photography. The collection is a celebration of our shared values: individuality, community and unity. The portraits show that we are all wonderfully unique, yet at the same time, we are deeply the same.
July 18, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
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Dry Earth

This image represents drought. Climate change has brought…
July 17, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Man with a leather Jacket

I met Ken at the Takapuna Sunday market where he was selling…
July 13, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

The Scholar

This classic portrait of a man was taken in the big La Trobe…
July 13, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Willow Tree and Moon

July 13, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Climbing Up

July 13, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Elvis

July 13, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Maasai Women

I visited Tanzania In February 2019 where I met a few of…
July 6, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Portrait of Humanity

Delighted to have my photo 'Man with a leather jacket' published…
June 28, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg
Portrait Photographer Auckland

Man with a leather Jacket

June 28, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

Albert Einstein

June 26, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg

2019 Iris Awards

The Maasai are famous for their fearsome reputations as warriors…
June 19, 2019/by Ilan Wittenberg