“A rainy day in Tel Aviv is pretty much rare. Israeli people are not so used to a weather like this, so the natural thing for us to do is to stay at home in a cozy blanket, and watch some wintry movies or similar stuff.” introduces photographer Dmitri Talianski his newest series starring Danit Alaluf. “Instead we’ve decided to do something different, to go outside and enjoy the wonderful drops of water falling down from the sky. We took 3 different looks with us and went out to have some fun. Because it’s possible! Even in the rain. Maybe even… especially when it’s raining!” We also wanted to know more about Danit and had a 5 mintues chat with her.
Dani, what would you say is your strongest skill?
I would say my strongest skill is empathy and listening. I love when my friends turn to me and tell me about their feelings and experiences. I think I am nonjudgmental, and I always try to really understand what the other person feels, without criticize based on my schemes. I love being needed. It’s a great thing to be there for someone who needs you.
What are the “little things” that makes you happy?
The little things that make me happy are seeing smiley faces walking down the street, or people helping each other. When my mom tells me she had a great day. When a really good song comes up on the radio. When I see a fresh and passionate couple who can’t let go of one another.
“Over the years I realized that having a purpose, and I say purpose (not goal) for a reason, is actually pretty important.”
Is having a goal in life important?
You know, I used to be a person who says that life is now. Live the moment. Be happy now. But over the years I realized that having a purpose, and I say purpose (not goal) for a reason, is actually pretty important. Nietzsche said “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how”. It’s a matter of motivation and always remembering why you do things that you choose to do. Even the most little and allegedly unimportant things.
“The thing is that you have to be active and take action, initiate meetings, conversations and activities. It’s important to preserve all of our relationships in life.”
What is your happy song?
So many!!!!! The most classic one… it’s pretty funny but “Move your feet”. I remember myself as a little girl dancing like crazy every time this song came up. And for a more “romantic” happy song is “Head over feet” by Alanis Morissette.
How much time you spend with your friends and family?
I try to as much as I can. The thing is that you have to be active and take action, initiate meetings, conversations and activities. It’s important to preserve all of our relationships in life. I tend to be very busy and not having a lot of time for friends. Life can be hard sometimes, but I find my way. My sister is having a baby now so I try to be with her a lot.
“I think our generation will be remembered for being fast learners, accepting the people who differ from us; we are team workers, and we are not willing to give up family life in favor of work.”
What will our generation be remembered for?
Wow. Our generation has grown into rapid acceleration in technology, computers, internet and various ways for communication. From young age we are constantly exposed to music, fast food, news broadcasts from around the world and such. I think we will be remembered for being fast learners, accepting the people who differ from us (thanks to globalization?), we are team workers, very busy which makes us a generation of ADHD, although I would say we actually have a great ability to disperse attention and to deal with few issues at the same time, and also, we are not willing to give up family life in favor of work.
What will be your New Year’s resolution for 2019?
Start writing a book or a journal about how I face my fears and insecurities and by that starting to express myself artistically. I would like to clean my mind so I can be able to be more creative like I used to be before I got a little mentally fatigued.