David Vaaknin


David Vaaknin is an editorial and commercial photographer, specializing in reportage, portrait, landscape, travel, and lifestyle photography. His clients include magazines, newspapers, travel companies, publishing companies, creative agencies, and content marketing agencies. He is currently based in Jerusalem, Israel, where he lives with his wife, Natalie.

A self-taught photographer, David took up photography in 2002, while traveling across the United States and South America for roughly two and a half years. He began his professional career in 2006, working as a photojournalist for leading Israeli media outlets, after making a decision to walk away from Physics studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in order to pursue photography full-time.

When he’s not super-busy writing about himself in the third person, David tirelessly works to expand his collection of witty slogan t-shirts, enjoys binge-watching a good Nordic Noir TV series while wearing his fluffy Moose Slippers (weather permitting), and generally tries to avoid singing in public, due to his utter and complete lack of vocal talent.

Photo by Haim Zach

Photo by Natalie Cohen

Photo by Abir Sultan

Editorial and Commercial Clients include:

  • The Washington Post
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Sunday Times
  • Nature
  • Monocle
  • Pacific Standard
  • El País Semanal
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • Airbnb
  • Rhapsody Magazine
  • Land Rover USA
  • Institutional Investor
  • IBM Systems Magazine
  • EY Exceptional Magazine
  • Central Banking Journal
  • The Scientist Magazine
  • Quanta Magazine
  • ADAC Reisemagazin
  • hin&weg Reisemagazin
  • KNA Katholische Nachrichten-Agentur
  • WirtschaftsWoche
  • Die Weltwoche
  • Le Temps
  • National Arts Centre, Canada
  • Red Bull Media House
  • Ink Global
  • Wardour
  • Fattal Hotels

Publications include :

  • The New York Times
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • The Boston Globe
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Foreign Policy
  • The Globe and Mail
  • The Guardian
  • The Independent
  • The Telegraph
  • Esquire
  • The Daily Beast
  • Huffington Post
  • Vox
  • Der Spiegel
  • Zeit online
  • Stern
  • Le Monde
  • Grazia
  • CNN
  • BBC

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