"The portfolio of Kobi Israel stands out as one which resembles the work of some of photography’s most influetntial masters. Through his superior implementation of color, contrast, and composition, Kobi masterfully produces photographs which seem to be otherworldy and surreal in nature….."
Kobi’s work was shortlisted for exhibition in some of the most prestigious shows : The National Portrait Gallery, London at the Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize 2003 (continues the ten-year tradition of the John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award ) Descubrimientos 2003 , PhotoEspana02 – Madrid AOP Open Exhibition 2003, London
Kobi Israel doesn’t like the term photographer. "I don’t want to sound pretentious, but I find it uncomfortable to call myself a "photographer", ‘he says bashfully. ‘It sounds too technical to describe my relationship with the camera. I use the camera as an extension of my body and senses like I use my eyes or hands. When I "photograph", I feel, I explore, I fantasise, I discover, I try to understand…" Time Out, London