Friday, August 04, 2006

To the war and back

Well its been a manic week to say the least. After arriving in Israel we shot up to Metulla and back in one evening. Metulla is the northern-most Israeli town before Lebanon and the experience was pretty interesting. After this brief glimpse of the current war we were back to Jerusalem for a few days of research and prep work. Next stop was Haifa and the day we arrived we experienced our first air raid and a silent frightened city. But no sooner than we had arrived a ceasefire of sorts had begun. Teaming up with another photographer and an American journalist we decided to head up to where the action was, taking us back to Kiryat Shemona and Metulla in the North. Kiryat Shemona was taking heavy hits with the record being 200 katyushas landing in one day. With a bit of luck and a bit of blagging we made it up to the front and were able to shoot the troops moving into Lebanon and the artillery and mortar support that they were getting. Apart from a couple of hairy moments with incoming bombardments all went really well. Hopefully the images will be up in the next few weeks. For the time being I'm back in Tel Aviv-but who knows for how long.
I'm no wordsmith and I wish I had more time to right this in more detail-so many funny stories to tell but for the time being to check out what else has been going on see:
Hope everyone is well and thanks for your messages of encouragement!

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