Shalev Netanel specializes in documentary, editorial, and performing arts photography. He recently returned to Los Angeles following two years of traveling in Europe, Asia, and Africa, documenting people, cultures, and the spaces in which they exist.
Shalev's work has appeared in various print and online media including Downbeat Magazine, VoyageLA, Fabrik Magazine, Art Ltd Magazine, Electronic Beats, TimeOut Los Angeles, Patch, and The Huffington Post.
Shalev attended UCLA, where he was awarded a B.A. with honors in Philosophy. He wrote his deparmental honors thesis on the intersection between semantics and imaging technologies. His interest and talent in photography was nurtured while working as a contributor to UCLA’s award winning student newspaper, the Daily Bruin. By his sophomore year, Shalev was photographing professionally, documenting world-renowned performers in UCLA’s famed Royce Hall, as the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA’s (formerly UCLA Live) first student house photographer.
Shalev is an avid jazz guitarist and had the privilege of studying under the guidance of jazz legend Kenny Burrell, among others. His love of jazz influences his improvisational approach to photography (and life!). He is also a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher and practitioner of Vipassana meditation.
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