Born in Jaffa, Israel.
Ron began working as a fashion photographer in the early 90’s and has since established himself as one of the most prominent visual voices coming out of Tel Aviv. Ron’s body of work can be viewed as the pure intersection between art and fashion. The point where his mastership of sculpture, painting, theater and cinema intertwine with an unmatched ability to create powerful and provocative images, that accent the inner beauty and sensitivity of his subjects. Ron’s early work coincides with a time of change brought on Israel and its cultural capital Tel Aviv, when artists began moving towards a wider visual language, that explored sex and sensuality, even if subtly, in a way that hasn’t been represented before in large scale. Ron’s perception of the human body as machine of passion is evident in the documentation of his subject matters. Ron’s style has been described as a “direct continuation” to the precedent set by the likes of Helmut Newton, bringing fashion and art closer together by creating provocative, erotically charged images that delight the viewer as much as they provoke him. Ron’s career has spanned over two decades where he shot for all the major fashion magazines and fashion brands in Israel. His imagery has graced the covers of top international fashion magazines and he has worked with fashion’s A-List models, actresses & style muses. EDUCATION 1982-84 Fine Arts, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris
1985 Fine Arts, Bezalel Art and Design Academy, Jerusalem
1985-88 Film Direction & Cinematography, Beit-Zvi Cinema Academy, Tel-Aviv EXHIBITIONS
1994 Tel-Aviv Museum: Temporal Documentation
1998 New York Jewish Museum Of Art
1999 Yancu Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel: Portraits
2000 Haifa Cinematec: Now Human
2005 Oltra La Moda – Book in Italy, by Fedrico Motta Editore EXHIBITIONS 2008 ``Full Frontal``, Solo Show, Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art
2008 Art Photo Expo Miami - In Fashion Photo exhibition
2009 Art Photo Expo Gallery Soho, NY
2010 ``Fresh- paint`` Galleries exhibition TLV
2012 ``Cover Uncover`` Solo Show, Museum of photography, Lodz’, Poland From Tel Aviv to London, New-York, Milan and Paris - Ron has built a global portfolio, showcasing his many talents & artistic inspirations. After solidifying an outstanding position in fashion photography, Ron directed commercials and videos for top consumer brands. With years of experience under his belt, Ron opened his namesake fashion photography school with workshops geared towards the young generation of fashion photographers, Tel-Aviv own homegrown talent. After taking the lead in mentoring the young creative community around him, Ron has also begun exploring other artistic avenues such as architecture, interior design and fashion-technology related projects. Clients MANGO, L'OREAL, Orange Mobile, Perry Ellis, Ellie Tahari, Gindi Publications Photo Italy, GQ UK, GQ Italy, Maxim-Italy.
Ron Kedmi is a Photographer and Director based in Tel Aviv and working around the world.