David Darom


1943 –


Who is David Darom?

David Darom, is a nature photographer. He was born in 1943, in Bombay, and immigrated as a child with his family to Israel in 1949, settling down in Jerusalem. He lives with his family in Jerusalem, Israel, retiring in 2007 after 35 years as head of the Department of Scientific Photography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

In 1972, he received a Ph.D. in Marine Biology. He documented the wildlife of the region on land, photographing many of the wild flowers of Israel, with a special attention to the documentation of the Plants of the Bible. Underwater he photographed many hundreds of fish species as well as marine invertebrates from the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Upeneus davidaromi, a species of goatfish found in the Red Sea, was named in his honour in 2001.

His interest in modern handmade art knives as an avid collector led him in 2002 to produce a series of large format Art Books on the subject. In 2003 he put together the first volume, “Art and Design in Modern Custom Folding Knives", and in 2005 he published “Art and Design in Modern Custom Fixed-Blade Knives”. In 2006 he came out with “The Art of Modern Custom Knifemaking” and in 2007 “Modern Custom Knives - The Great Collections”. Several of these large format Art Books have been translated into 5 additional languages.

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on July 23, 2013


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