Dream Photos and Proof That Our Mind is Made of Creative Gold [work of Ronen Goldman]

What’s in a dream? For me, dreams have always been an incredibly powerful driver for creativity. At least a day or two every week, I wake up at 3am, scurry out of bed and make some notes about a future piece of work, an idea that needs development,etc. In short, the rooms of our subconscious are ripe with fruit for the picking. I’ve been considering creating a series of images of my own dreams and in doing so, stumbled on the work of Ronen Goldman. Ronen’s work is solid, simple and clean with a sprinkle of surreal, never overdone or overly dramatic. He imposes time and budgetary limits on himself so he can complete the work – focus on “making” rather than pontificating, which is something I really appreciate. As a part of researching for my future project, had a chance to ask him a few questions via email about his photographs and his creative process. See below – enjoy.

Chase Jarvis: How long have you been shooting?

Ronen Goldman: I have been shooting for about 8 years, and started the surreal series about 6 years ago.

CJ: What inspires you to pick up a camera and create this stuff?

RG: Well, I studied script writing at university, but felt that some things are difficult to express verbally. I find that visuals, and photography in particular have quite an ability to convey complex and abstract ideas.
Oh, And l love taking pictures.

CJ: Where’d you drum up the idea of photographing your dreams?

RG: It started out with a simple photo I tried to create for a music album I was putting out independently, me in the woods with a bunch of guitars which was based on a fragment of a dream I had regarding exploding guitars. from there I just created more and more (this project has been going on for six years, so about 4 or less images a year). depending on things I was going through in the different times- the images took on different “subjects” and dealt with different things.

CJ: Are there any particularly challenging concepts you have been unable to tackle?

RG: Since this is a personal project, done with zero budget, I have ideas that producing them is just outside my financial ability. I usually work with a skeleton crew of myself and maybe another person aside from the person or people in the image.

CJ: Are the images created primarily with photography or photoshop?

RG: I am more a photographer than a photoshop-er. All elements of the surreal photos are shot in the same shoot, on the same day with the same lighting, without the camera moving. I don’t “bring in” elements that werent there, and that is why the whole thing looks so believable, most of the time.

CJ: How do the models feel when you tell them what you’re planning?

RG: Great question. I was blessed that the people I choose to work with are the kind of people that “just go with it”. they trust That I know what I am doing, even if it doesnt make a whole lot of sense when I describe it ahead of time. They are in it for the art, as am I- and sometimes awesomeness occurs.

CJ: Tell us a story behind one of your dream images.

RG: “The Magician” was born of a dream I had involving order within chaos. its hard to explain. but I knew the image I wanted to created. We went out into the woods, did the shot of the magician(using a Canon 5d mk2 , 50 1.2 Lens, lighting thru soft box on top of magician hat and below for face) and then used the ambient light for all the individual cards. we plotted the spiral carefully and the whole thing took about an hour of shooting. When we got back I realized the cards were underexposed, so I convinced the Magician(Dvir) to go out with me and do the whole thing again.
happily, he agreed, and it all worked out great.

CJ: What do you have planned in the future?

RG: I hope to be able to create more elaborate and enticing conceptual imagery, whether for commercial ads or personal work.
The Series is exhibited and sold as fine art editioned prints, and I hope to be able to share this type of imagery with many people, and hopefully inspire them to chronical their own dreams, or pursue creating weird ideas they may have and were afraid to produce.


Photo: Ronen Goldman


Photo: Ronen Goldman

46 Responses to Dream Photos and Proof That Our Mind is Made of Creative Gold [work of Ronen Goldman]

  1. Lance W. February 12, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    Love these! Nice to see creative photography!

  2. faisal February 13, 2013 at 7:06 am #

    These pics are more than gold. awesome work.

  3. Russ Bishop February 13, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    Witty and wonderful. Ronen has found a new dimension.

  4. Stephen Shefrin Photography February 14, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    These are really cool. I think I like the pigeons in the box photo the best but they are all awesome.

    • Mcouponcode April 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

      The pics are good. I should say that you should share more of these

  5. tickets air flight March 22, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    Simply desire to say your article is as astounding. The clarity to your put up is just excellent and that i could assume you’re a professional in this subject. Fine with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to stay updated with approaching post. Thanks 1,000,000 and please keep up the rewarding work.| tickets air flight http://www.funtraveldeals.com/book-flights/

  6. financial March 23, 2013 at 7:07 am #

    I’m now not positive where you’re getting your information, but good topic. I must spend some time finding out more or working out more. Thanks for fantastic information I used to be looking for this information for my mission.|

  7. Oil and gas logistics March 23, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    Undeniably believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason seemed to be at the net the easiest factor to take into account of. I say to you, I definitely get irked at the same time as other folks consider worries that they just do not know about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the entire thing without having side-effects , other folks could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thank you|

  8. walmart garcinia cambogia March 23, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    After looking over a handful of the articles on your web page, I honestly like your way of writing a blog. I added it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Please visit my web site as well and tell me what you think.| walmart garcinia cambogia http://www.pure-garcinia-cambogia.org

  9. Hochzeitsfotograf München March 23, 2013 at 8:47 am #

    Hello! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us so I came to check it out. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Wonderful blog and terrific design and style.| Hochzeitsfotograf München http://www.fotostudioaugenblicke.de

  10. Google sucks March 24, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    Thanks for writing this outstanding put up..Loved your reports. Make sure you do keep writing

  11. Unique Article Writing June 21, 2013 at 3:14 am #

    Hi would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using? I’m planning to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a hard time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S My apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  12. best photo printer for photographers June 10, 2014 at 6:13 am #

    Laser printers require less maintenance than
    ink jet printers;. When deciding on the selling price of the site, factor in the cost of the domain and hosting, all the enhancements you did, the number
    of your site’s visitors per day, and its ranking in search engines.

    Thirdly click on to Local printer, clear, automatically detect and install
    check box, and click Next.

  13. Marsha June 11, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    Greate pieces. Keeep posting such kind of information on your
    page. Im really impressed by your blog.
    Hi there, You’ve performed ann excellent job. I’ll
    definitely digg it and in my view suggest to my friends.
    I am suyre they will be benefited from this

  14. D3xmeister August 16, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    That’s not really photography, it is graphics art. They do look very nice though and I guess ,,photography,, is heading this way.

  15. Micah Harada September 1, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    Hello, you used to write magnificent, but the last several posts have been kinda boring… I miss your tremendous writings. Past several posts are just a bit out of track! come on!

  16. try this website September 12, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    great points altogether, you simply won a new reader. What may you recommend about your post that you just made a few days ago? Any sure?

  17. list of emr software September 15, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    I loved up to you’ll obtain performed right here. The cartoon is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an impatience over that you wish be turning in the following. sick without a doubt come further earlier once more since exactly the similar just about very frequently inside of case you shield this increase.

  18. document scanning and indexing services September 19, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

    You can certainly see your skills within the work you write. The arena hopes for even more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. All the time go after your heart.

  19. Hellen Lana September 21, 2014 at 3:52 am #

    it will not totally remove the plugin….

  20. emr vendors September 28, 2014 at 12:32 am #

    I have learn a few good stuff here. Certainly price bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how a lot attempt you place to create this sort of excellent informative web site.

  21. goibibo coupons September 29, 2014 at 2:05 am #

    Such a is among the actual ultimate web site I actually have essentially visitied. the information is merely ideal.

  22. Dusti Wininger September 29, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

    I admire your strength and courage to go on. God bless you and your beautiful family!

  23. medical software records September 30, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    I’ve been exploring for a little for any high quality articles or weblog posts in this sort of space . Exploring in Yahoo I eventually stumbled upon this site. Reading this information So i’m happy to convey that I’ve a very excellent uncanny feeling I found out just what I needed. I such a lot definitely will make sure to don’t omit this website and provides it a glance on a relentless basis.

  24. SOLOMON'S SECRETS September 30, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

    Howdy, Tidy post. There’s an issue using your website in web internet explorer, may check that? For instance even so is the market place leader and a huge part of many people can abandon the wonderful composing just for this trouble.

  25. Joey Torsiello October 2, 2014 at 7:10 am #

    That is a very good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere. Brief but very precise info

  26. The Best Forex Trading Tips October 2, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    I do think this is just about the most vital details to me. And I am glad browsing your content. But should really comment on some standard points, this website design is excellent, the articles or blog posts is certainly good: D. Great employment, cheers

  27. read this October 3, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    Comprehend which gems ahead of a jewellery acquire.You will find three or more specific forms of ,http://www.northwesttrains.co.uk/,gems: phony, synthetic as well as counterfeited. tiffany jewellery are generally genuine jewels, however , representation is probably vinyl colorful to look such as the genuine thing. All-natural diamonds are discovered underground and artificial gemstone are cultivated at a labrador.Take a extremely close look at the section you want, subsequently input it adjacent to many other sections you’re interested in. Be careful of stunts which usually a few traders may use carryout a generally appearance better.

  28. Clinton Yorke October 5, 2014 at 1:02 am #

    Hi there to all, how is everything, I think every
    one is getting more from this web site, and your views are nice in support of new visitors.

  29. Mi Melland October 5, 2014 at 2:19 am #

    It is not my first time to go to see this site, i
    am browsing this web page dailly and get good facts from here everyday.

  30. iris ocr October 6, 2014 at 11:21 am #

    Hey very nice web site!! Man .. Beautiful .. Wonderful .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds additionally…I am glad to search out a lot of useful information right here in the submit, we’d like develop more techniques on this regard, thank you for sharing. . . . . .

  31. document scanner October 7, 2014 at 5:00 am #

    It’s hard to search out educated individuals on this matter, however you sound like you realize what you’re talking about! Thanks

  32. Irs Wage Garnishment October 7, 2014 at 8:22 am #

    Vital Criteria For A Tax Attorney – Updated

  33. Scarica Programmi Free October 9, 2014 at 8:50 pm #

    hi!,I really like your writing very much! share we be in contact extra about your article on AOL? I require a specialist on this space to unravel my problem. Maybe that’s you! Taking a look ahead to look you.

  34. Pilgrim October 12, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    Jewellery used in physique modification is often plain.

  35. Giovanna Brucki October 13, 2014 at 2:59 pm #


  36. backlinks October 16, 2014 at 10:52 pm #

    I am truly pleased to read this web site posts which carries lots of helpful
    data, thanks for providing these information.

  37. Lara October 17, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

    Gret article.

  38. Shelli October 17, 2014 at 10:05 pm #

    Hi there to every one, as I am acttually keen off reqding thi blog’s post tto bee
    updated daily. It carries fastidious data.

  39. Kitty October 19, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    What’s upp Dear, aare youu really visiting this website on a regulaqr basis, iff soo
    then yoou ill withut doubt gett nie knowledge.

  40. furniture October 30, 2014 at 4:19 am #

    I am often to blogging and i also truly appreciate your website content material. The content has really peaks my interest. I’m about to bookmark your weblog and preserve checking for new details.

  41. Melonie Bierwirth November 8, 2014 at 7:02 am #

    So happy I found this!, I love reading about happy stories. Loved the tip rainey just made. Its so difficult to find the right product for me. God knows I’ve tried! I’ve been looking now for 3 weeks! LOL Just want to let you all know I will make my goal one way or another. I promise you that! Wish me luck! :)

  42. jaya poker January 23, 2015 at 8:04 pm #

    Daftar JayaPoker kini di dominasi dengan situs yang berwarna gelap dan sangat elegan, JayaPoker adalah situs yang pertama kali hadir dalam permainan poker online di asia, JayaPoker ini game yang menyerupai situs poker yang pernah ada di facebook, untuk informasi mengenai situs ini anda bisa langsung klik link dibawah ini dan kami akan mengarahkannya kepada situs jayapoker yang asli klik JayaPoker !


  1. Dream Photos: Ronen Goldman and his Surrealist Photography | Wailor's Blog - February 12, 2013

    […] Dream Photos: Ronen Goldman and his Surrealist Photography http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2013/02/dream-photos-ronen-goldman-and-his-surrealist-photography/ […]

  2. Conceptual Photo Artistry: Ronen Goldman and his Surrealist Photography I Photographer Blog - February 13, 2013

    […] ChaseJarvis: What’s in a dream? For me, dreams have always been an incredibly powerful driver for creativity. […]

  3. Joseph Kurber » Dream Photographs - February 23, 2013

    […] Dream Photographs Date: 23 Feb 2013By: Joseph KurberComment: 0Wow, this is pretty cool. Via Chase Jarvis, I discovered the work of Ronen Goldman (click the link to read Chase’s interview with […]

Highslide for Wordpress Plugin