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. firstname.lastname@example.org
**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)
- M-346 Master 261 photos, 30 members
- 6,000 Views Unlimited 6000 126,985 photos, 6,731 members
- in explore 1,019,463 photos, 83,569 members
- ♥ ISRAEL ✡ ישראל ♥ Comment /Award Please 12,159 photos, 454 members
- Fond filé avions. Panning shots airplane. 5,898 photos, 238 members
- rainbow 18,317 photos, 7,668 members
- Project Weather 628,240 photos, 93,307 members
- Landscape Photography Magazine 92,143 photos, 14,640 members
- Israel In Photos 2,176 photos, 92 members
- BBE - United Colours of Nature 97,071 photos, 5,348 members
- North American P-51 Mustangs 15,902 photos, 1,061 members
- Birds of Israel 1,515 photos, 464 members
- Gamla Nature Reserve - שמורת טבע גמלא 82 photos, 11 members
- Aviation: Italian Typhoon 353 photos, 82 members
- A.M.I. - Aeronautica Militare Italiana 4,853 photos, 298 members
- Breitling Jet Team 1,936 photos, 262 members
- Hungarian Air Force 2,318 photos, 147 members
- Something Blue (Only Blue) 449,614 photos, 56,236 members
- Night Lights 1,086,320 photos, 89,053 members
- NASAJPL Lunar and Solar Eclipse Group 1,482 photos, 1,169 members
- Lunar Eclipse June 15 2011 360 photos, 171 members
- Air Ambulance 1,070 photos, 108 members
- Aircraft Display on Pole, at Stick or as Gateguard 3,255 photos, 228 members
- Royal International Air Tattoo 2011 1,091 photos, 49 members
- Topsides 9,632 photos, 239 members
- Fly By Night 3,866 photos, 210 members
- Air to Air 325 photos, 33 members
- North American Aviation, Inc. 10,148 photos, 458 members
- Israel weather and nature ישראל טבע ומזג אוויר 22,675 photos, 782 members
- Birds Photos 2,980,844 photos, 87,551 members
- ***The Wildlife Photography 282,888 photos, 11,561 members
- Airbus A340 31,127 photos, 1,988 members
- ALA 14 - 14th FW 1,876 photos, 132 members
- Aviation Close Up! 26,038 photos, 509 members
- McDonnell Douglas C-17 5,487 photos, 630 members
- Soul of Budapest 1,412 photos, 354 members
- Budapest, Hungary 80,306 photos, 6,816 members
- Czech Air Force 2,539 photos, 177 members
- Aero L-39 Albatros / L-159 Alca 2,311 photos, 167 members
- The Art of Helicopters (military) 16,047 photos, 704 members
- Kecskemét Airshow 877 photos, 34 members
- Mil Mi 24 Hind Helicopter 1,412 photos, 176 members
- Mikoyan MiG-29 3,880 photos, 443 members
- Kecskemét Hungary 1,242 photos, 98 members
- National Aerospace Week Contests! 14,820 photos, 347 members
- Aviation Worldwide 444,233 photos, 1,347 members
- Airshow Groundshot 8,930 photos, 227 members
- The World By Air 252,607 photos, 992 members
- Reconnaissance/EW Aircraft 3,873 photos, 191 members
- Aviation Up Close 145,860 photos, 563 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
Savage Land Pictures 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