Since 1981 Ilan Wolff has specialised in creating photographs using the Camera Obscura technique with cameras made from old boxes or cans. Nowadays he mainly uses his van and ordinary room interiors to create large images. Since 1993 Ilan Wolff has been giving regular workshops in Pin Hole photography with the Camera Obscura and using photographic emulsion to create images on different surfaces.
1955: Born in Nahariya, Israel
1970-73: O.R.T. Highschool of Arts, Haifa, Israel
1976-78: Freelance Graphic Designer, Israel
1978-81: W.I.Z.O. Neri Bloomfield College of Design, Photography Department, Haifa, Israel
1982-86: Based in Amsterdam, Holland. Specialized with the “PIN HOLE” technique using round – cylinder cameras. Projects for “Stren” magazin (mai 1985) Germany and Insurence Company in Amsterdam.
1987-90: Based in New York and Amsterdam.
Projects for Kodak and J&J. U.S.A. First workshop in Madrid, Spain orgenized by kodak.
Projects for the Minister of culture in France and Keith Nolan -film company in Dublin Ireland.
1990-92: Based in Amsterdam, Projects for: Man Roland company in Germany (calender for ´1992). “IMAGINA” project for C.A.F. (Centro Andaluz de la Fotografia) Almeria – Spain (for the SEVILLA EXPO in´92).
1992-94: Based in Paris in the Cité Internationale des Arts – City of Paris grant, first work from inside the camera obscura, transforming my studio to a pin hole camera (Camera Obscura). Creating a new technique “PINOGRAM” which is combining pinhole and photogram in the same exposure time.
1994-97: Based in PARIS, trasforming my car as camera obscura, specialized in “PINOGRAM” technique, using my car as camera. Project for the city of Lorient “the harbour”, France. Creating a serie about the monoment of Paris. Project for “Migro” Supermarket company in Switzerland.
1997-2009: Based in SEYSSEL,France. Specialized in” PHOTGRAMA” technique, developing the “CALORIGRAMA” – Photogram based on HEAT as only energy and the “NATUROGRAM” (a new way of developing) techniques. From 2004 using the moon light as only energy – “LUNAGRAM” technique, working mostly outdoors in nature at night . Experimention with vegetables (red pepper) and the earth as PIN HOLE cameras. Constructing and photographing using 3 pinhole cameras.
Project for the city of Cahlon S/ Saone – Musee N.Niepce “Le Grand Album” 2000, France. From 2001 working regulery with the C.A.F. in Almeria- Spain, giving workshops every year. Project in San Sebastian (2006-2007) -Spain for KUTXA bank about the Monoments of the city using my van car as PIN HOLE camera and a LUNAGRAM of 30 meters.” Monoment of Andalusia” (2008-2010) project form the C.A.F. (Centro Andaluz de la Fotografia) Almeria, Spain with travelling exhibition and cataloque in 2011.
From 2010 Based in Cabo de Gata, Spain, Project for the CAJA SEGOVIA about the monoment of the city.