Nir Ben-Yosef (xnir) born 1975 is an Israeli aviation photographer.
Documenting the Israeli Air Force, people, aircraft's, squadrons, Units and operations for well over a decade.
Nir's creative use of lighting, composition and perspective in relation to aerospace subjects has brought him international acclaim for his work, being published in the leading Israeli and international aviation magazines and productions.
Nir has flown on-board F-16s, CH-53s, Bell Jet Rangers, C-130s, Fouga-Magister, B-25 Mitchell, C152/72, Eurocopter AS 350B, IAI Arava And many more aircrafts in his pursuit to capture the essence of Aviation either from the ground or up in the air.
Prints are available:
Contact me for licencing. email@example.com
**All published IDF/AF Media were reviewed and approved to be publicly published by The IDF/AF and Israeli censorship**
*Do not use any of my images without my express permission in writing*
All images are © By: Nir Ben-Yosef, AKA: xnir *All rights reserved*.
Photos of xnir (2)
- Secrets Of Explore 2,463 photos, 3,677 members
- M-346 Master 287 photos, 33 members
- 6,000 Views Unlimited 6000 166,432 photos, 8,090 members
- in explore 1,099,205 photos, 88,783 members
- ♥ ISRAEL ✡ ישראל ♥ Comment /Award Please 13,471 photos, 445 members
- Fond filé avions. Panning shots airplane. 6,329 photos, 245 members
- rainbow 18,610 photos, 7,824 members
- Project Weather 611,956 photos, 92,469 members
- Landscape Photography Magazine 92,478 photos, 15,677 members
- Israel In Photos 2,611 photos, 94 members
- BBE - United Colours of Nature 94,893 photos, 5,331 members
- North American P-51 Mustangs 16,468 photos, 1,066 members
- Birds of Israel 1,512 photos, 456 members
- Gamla Nature Reserve - שמורת טבע גמלא 82 photos, 11 members
- Aviation: Italian Typhoon 349 photos, 82 members
- A.M.I. - Aeronautica Militare Italiana 5,527 photos, 317 members
- Breitling Jet Team 1,983 photos, 263 members
- Hungarian Air Force 2,438 photos, 151 members
- Something Blue (Only Blue) 449,689 photos, 56,365 members
- Night Lights 1,102,173 photos, 89,605 members
- NASAJPL Lunar and Solar Eclipse Group 1,465 photos, 1,161 members
- Lunar Eclipse June 15 2011 359 photos, 171 members
- Air Ambulance 1,208 photos, 112 members
- Aircraft Display on Pole, at Stick or as Gateguard 3,794 photos, 235 members
- Royal International Air Tattoo 2011 1,070 photos, 47 members
- Topsides 9,957 photos, 239 members
- Fly By Night 3,614 photos, 214 members
- Air to Air 332 photos, 33 members
- North American Aviation, Inc. 11,116 photos, 469 members
- Israel weather and nature ישראל טבע ומזג אוויר 23,743 photos, 782 members
- Birds Photos 3,108,574 photos, 90,066 members
- ***The Wildlife Photography 299,800 photos, 11,798 members
- Airbus A340 32,338 photos, 2,063 members
- ALA 14 - 14th FW 1,947 photos, 133 members
- Aviation Close Up! 28,230 photos, 535 members
- McDonnell Douglas C-17 5,800 photos, 647 members
- Soul of Budapest 1,406 photos, 348 members
- Budapest, Hungary 81,173 photos, 6,939 members
- Czech Air Force 2,790 photos, 183 members
- Aero L-39 Albatros / L-159 Alca 2,504 photos, 177 members
- The Art of Helicopters (military) 15,807 photos, 705 members
- Kecskemét Airshow 861 photos, 34 members
- Mil Mi 24 Hind Helicopter 1,468 photos, 186 members
- Mikoyan MiG-29 3,994 photos, 456 members
- Kecskemét Hungary 1,281 photos, 99 members
- National Aerospace Week Contests! 14,845 photos, 345 members
- Aviation Worldwide 495,889 photos, 1,391 members
- Airshow Groundshot 10,034 photos, 233 members
- The World By Air 271,646 photos, 1,013 members
- Reconnaissance/EW Aircraft 4,038 photos, 203 members
Sara Petagna | apesara says:
"Perfect, precise, attentive to every detail. His photos are engaging, charming and technically perfect. Landscapes, people, reportage ... each photo has this style.
February 20th, 2010
"Nir is one of the more talented aviation photographers to be found within Flickr, and if truth be known, anywhere on the internet. His photography and editing skills are second to none and he always brings out the best of whatever he points his camera at.
He is a top bloke too, having spent RIAT 2009 with him. A good sense of humour, genuine, honest and I am priviledged to be able to call him a friend."
July 29th, 2009
"I have the pleasure to know Nir personally over the last years, and I had some opportunities to take photo-sessions with him, shoulder to shoulder. He always managed to get better shots.
Among the small community of Aviation Photographers in Israel, Nir's in the Top-Three, and for me - he's the master."
October 19th, 2008
"I have keep a keen eye on Xnir's imagery over the past couple of years. His work is nothing short of perfection and inspirational. He is an exceptional example of just what one can accomplish in the very difficult world of Military Aviation Photography when one drives themselves. Especially since his subject matter is the most demanding air force in the world, the Hel HaAvir, or Israeli Air Force.
His other works, including Landscape, Nature and Portraiture are equally inspiring and worth study.
Indeed, Nir's level of work is a benchmark against which I measure myself and strive to attain."
August 2nd, 2008
Jesse James Allen says:
"I have seen some very impressive photo-streams here on flickr but the one from Nir Ben-Yosef (AKA xnir) is perhaps the most dramatic and extraordinary. He is a master photographer that has been granted the chance to photograph places and things most of us can only dream of. If you want to be inspired by great photography this is a must see photo-stream."
May 6th, 2008
"It does not take to long to realize Xnir's work is some of finest out there. His coverage of the IAF in action is jaw dropping and offers an intimate view into the operations and equipment of the finest Air Force in the entire world. Keep up the great work Xnir and thanks for sharing your exciting experiences!"
April 13th, 2008
"Nir has the most fantastic ability to transport you through his artistic creations. His captures of aviation are unparalleled by any photographer, capturing sheer beauty and awesome power in the same frame. Your heart races as you admire each of his captures. He carries that talent over to all his photographic endeavors. There is no other photographer on Flickr whose photos I favorite more than those of Nir. We are all so lucky to have him as part of our community!!!"
January 25th, 2008
Kris Klop says:
"xnir is a brilliant photographer. His access within the IAF makes for some astounding photographs. I've gained insight into a land which I never realized had so much beauty because of his keen eye. I check his photostream often for new photos because each one is a marvel in it's own right. I recommend you add xnir as a contact and follow along as his journey of photography continues. You shall not be disappointed. Keep up the great work Nir Ben-Yosef, AKA xnir...."
December 8th, 2007
- November 2006
- Tel-Aviv, Israel
- I am:
- photo.xnir [at] gmail.com