‘Israeli Girls’ is an exploration of beauty ideals by Tel Aviv-based photographer Dafy Hagai, originally published as a zine and soon to be published as a book with the same title. Influenced by teen film directors and Americana photographers she takes these inspirations and translates them into local aesthetics and her own minimalistic, color-coded and graphic visual language.
For Dafy, it’s important to create real moments when capturing her subjects: “My models are people I can relate to, and my locations are somewhat the same. I look for places I have an emotional connection with, either aesthetically or mostly, nostalgically.”
All images © Dafy Hagai