Young boy in Safed (Tzfat)

When I’m on the road, there’s always a camera in my hand. As we toured the Israeli City of Safed (Tzfat), we found this young boy sitting on the steps munching on a snack of pretzels. His dirty face, lack of shoes, and stained sweats led us to believe that he was from a poor family. Whether this was a true assessment or not I cannot answer. Nonetheless, the dramatic portrait was enhanced with filters from Color Efex Pro and the OnOne Perfect Photo Suite.

Young Israeli boy in Safed Israel Young boy in Safed (Tzfat)
The neutrality of the stone steps creates a contrast with his dark hair, dark clothing, and dark kippah. Larry Shapiro photo