Photographer Ilan Wittenberg
Israeli-born Ilan Wittenberg abandoned a family tradition of industrial engineering to become an award-winning photographer. He makes a living out of family portraiture from his converted 6-car garage on the North Shore. But 15 years after arriving in New Zealand his dream is really taking off. Lynn Freeman talks to Ilan about his new exhibition of portraits taken within the old city walls of his old home: Faces of Jerusalem: An Interfaith Journey. And a rather different project is gaining ground. Listen up if you're a man ready to expose your bare chest to his camera's lens!