About

Hi, my name is Ilanit Shamia, I’m a Tel Aviv based artist.

For the past (almost) twenty years, my creative work journeys between art and fashion. Photography, illustration, and fabrics are the main tools in my creative arsenal.

I graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Photography) and some of my artwork is a part of the HAARETZ – Amos Schoken Art Collection

For five years (2005-2010) I wrote a newspaper column, titled “How We Dress,” that focused on (Surprise, surprise) interesting people and their fashionable choices.

I also have my own hand-made T-Shirts label, dedicated to screen-prints based on my photographs and illustration.

From time to time I cooperate with other artists and choreographers, such as Yasmeen Godder, Yossi Berg & Oded Graf, for special projects like costume design and stage accessory design.

Street Style –  An Illustrated Documentary

I started this project (January 2018) by combining two of my biggest passions; photography and drawing – oh, and walking through the city streets looking for interesting moments and people. I have a tendency to stare at people, but what might be seen as a slightly rude behavior is actually pretty funny. My eyes are usually drawn to small details like fabric patterns, a lock of hair blowing softly in the wind or a subtle hand gesture.

I take a lot of photos while traveling through the streets of Tel Aviv (my hometown). I capture what I consider to be a unique moment or person. Since January 2018, I decided to create illustrations based on these photos, using my photographs as a reference and inspiration. For me, street-style documentation is a lab for human culture research. I care about fashion, but I care even more about the various ways people are using clothing, accessories, and their own bodies as a tool for self-definition and how it’s manifested in a society, as well as how it reflects the differences and similarities between different cultural groups.
As a Tel Aviv-based artist and a city mouse, Tel Aviv is my first stop in (hopefully) a long journey to create a worldwide, illustrated street-style encyclopedia. I do believe we can use street-style as a learning tool for contemporary city culture.
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לפרוייקטים מעניינים, מסחריים או פרטיים, כמו גם להזמנת פורטרטים משפחתיים או אישיים, אנא שלחו לי הודעה

ilanitshamia@gmail.com

If you have an interesting project proposal, commercial or a personal one or any other question, please send me an email to ilanitshamia@gmail.com

If you would like to order a family or a personal portrait inspired by one of your personal photos, please send me an email to ilanitshamia@gmail

 

 

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