Ansley Braverman

My love of photography began when I was a girl and my father gave me my first point and shoot camera (we’re talking film here people). I would shoot a roll – or five and then wait anxiously for the photos to return from the lab. My Dad and I would review the photos together and he would gently offer some constructive feedback – I was 10 after all!

I have been carrying a camera since I was ten when my Dad gave me my first point and shoot. I would photograph at school, fieldtrips, birthday parties, boys I liked…

My husband calls me a ‘photo monster’ because I could sit for hours looking through photos. For me it is like reading a good book.

If you have a story to tell, I’d love to be there to help you capture it.

I was ten when my father gave me my first camera for Christmas. It was the days of film, so after shooting a dozen rolls of film, he would bring them home and we would pour over them together as he gently pointed out areas to improve and encouraged me to take more.

I fell in love with the theater and later with a man who is my husband today, but all the while I had my camera.

I have been taking photos since my Dad gave me a camera at the age of ten. Later I fell in love with the theater – the characters, the stories, the laughter and the tears. I followed that love all the way through university and graduated with my BFA in Dramatic Art. However, I realized that although I loved the theater, it wasn’t the lifestyle for me. While wondering what was to become of me, I met someone, fell in love and got married. My husband was a writer and together we travelled the world. All this time, I still carried my camera. My husband noticed my photos and asked if he could use them in his articles. Of course I agreed and decided to start taking photography more seriously. When we moved back to California,
I knew what I wanted to do – I wanted to spend my life telling stories with photos.

If you have a story to tell, contact me.

Ansley lives in Kfar Neter, Israel, with her husband, three children, and poodle.