Why XiMT?

Kurosawa's striking film, Rashomon, left one of the deepest impressions on me. It was filmed in 1951; a time when social media was not even an idea. 

Rashomon deals not directly with a rape case, but with how one event can be seen so differently through human eyes. One incident, different interpretations. I encourage you to watch this movie, it really throws you off, slaps you in your ethical face. I will not dive into details regarding the movie, but hear why I introduced it.

One fact, one case, one incident, one photograph. Endless interpretations. This is what I strive for when I click. I document what happens around us. It only happens once. No instance in the world will, or can ever repeat itself in the exact same manner. Whether it's the light that changes, the clouds that sexily dance in their unpredictable way, or the human body that forms time and again differently, as our cells vanish and appear every millisecond. 

My photos are not designed to tell the story that I want to tell, they are designed to blow a fresh, soothing gust of air into your emotional sails, and carry you to what you freely interpret. 

There is no right, there is no wrong. 

So far, I've found myself smilingly submerged in conversations of the most elevating type, revolving around a picture or two I had earlier taken. What she said and what I thought, what he realized and what I had not - was educating. We see the world differently. That's why it's beautiful. That's also why it can be dangerous. 

As I present one of my photos, whether it's on Facebook, Instagram, or preferably (soon) in a gallery, the various interpretations cross. Each person with her or his unique, distinct interpretations. From that I learn; from that I develop. 

X is for cross.

i  is for Interpretation.

M is for Matan.

T is for Tzinamon. 


Come interpret me and my work like crazy goats, it's fun. I promise :)


XiMT Photography by Matan Tzinamon.