My name is Yotam Shwartz, i was born in Haifa, Israel on the last day of 1992.
I am a son of Israel and Neomi, both studied photography in camera obscura school in israel.
Though only my father had a career as a photographer.
Believe it or not, I didn't get my passion for photography from my parents.
I started modeling at the age of 18 in israel and went traveling around the world with 21 right after my obligatory israeli army service.
My first destination was Milano. where I lived for 6 months in a model apartment. I made friends from all around the world, we all had passions for stuff, and a lot of spare time.
At some point i started taking pictures of my friends, and moments.
i fell in love with photography and since than i never stopped.
as a model I've been shot by great photographers all around the world and i have always paid attention to what they are doing (lightning, relationship with the model and many other aspects) and took a bit from each one of them.
in 2015 i moved to Hamburg, Germany.
in 2016 i met Ralph Baiker, after some time he offered me to be his assistant at his great studio and i went for it.
I've spent about one year and a half at his studio.
i have learned a lot from Ralph and i refer to him as my mentor.
In my style of photography, i took the mission of showing how beautifull and special our world is. i chose not to create a fantasy world which you can control everything, i chose to let the world just be, and show how special and charming that is.
thats where my slogan “based on true moments” came from.
in my photography, and in my private life i try to always have a positive approach.
In january 2020 i have moved to Berlin and since than im based here.