David Darom

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David Darom
Dr. David Darom 2008.jpg
Born 1943[1]
Bombay, India[1]
Nationality Israeli
Fields Marine Biologist, Photographer

David Darom (Hebrew: דוד דרום‎‎) (born 1943 in Bombay, India), is a nature photographer. Darom, immigrated as a child with his family to Israel in 1949, settling down in Jerusalem.[1] 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.[2]

In 1972, he received a Ph.D. in Marine Biology.[1] He documented the wildlife of the region on land, photographing many of the wild flowers of Israel,[3] with a special attention to the documentation of the Plants of the Bible.[4] Underwater he photographed many hundreds of fish species as well as marine invertebrates from the Red Sea[5][6][7][8] and the Mediterranean Sea.[9] Upeneus davidaromi, a species of goatfish found in the Red Sea, was named in his honour in 2001.[10]

His interest in modern handmade (Custom) art knives as an avid collector led him in 2002 to produce a series of large format Art Books on the subject.[11][12][13][14] In 2003 he put together the first volume (in English), “Art and Design in Modern Custom Folding Knives",[15] 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.[16]

In 2008 Darom published the first book in a new series "Custom Knifemakers of the World" with "Edmund Davidson, The Art of the Integral Knife".[17][18] In 2009 Darom published the 2nd book in this series, "Tim Hancock, The Art of the Western Bladesmith" and a 3rd volume, "The Art Knives of Van Barnett & Dellana" was introduced in 2011.[19]

In October 2010, Darom was awarded the Nate Posner Memorial Award by the Knifemakers' Guild at their annual meeting in Louisville Kentucky (USA), recognizing his "Outstanding Service In The Promotion Of Handcrafted Cutlery".[20]

Published Books[edit]

Nature UNDERWATER & on LAND[edit]

  • Darom D. (1976) "The Red Sea", Sadan Publishing House, pp 124, 105 u/w photographs (English +).
  • Darom D., Fridman D., Levi E. (1977) "Coral World" A color guide, Sadan Publishing House, (English).
  • Darom D., Baranes A. (1980) "The Shark", Massada Israel, pp 118, full color, Cat. No. 00-1505 (Hebrew).
  • Plitman U., Heyn C., Danin A., Shmida A., photography: Darom D. (1983) "The Pictorial Color Guide to Wild Flowers Of Israel", Massada Israel, pp 342, 800 color photographs, Cat. No. 00-2506 (Hebrew).
  • Darom D. (1984) "Life in the Red Sea", Massada Israel, pp 168, Cat. No. 00-1750 (Hebrew).
  • Shmida A., Darom D. (1986) "Flowers of Jerusalem", Cana/ Carta, pp 250, full color OCLC 19238594 (Hebrew).
  • Shmida A., Darom D. (1986) "The Photographic Color Guide to Wild Flowers of Israel" Part I, Keter, pp 308, Cat. No. 534522 (Hebrew).
  • Shmida A., Darom D. (1987) "The Photographic Color Guide to Wild Flowers of Israel" Part II, Keter, pp 334, Cat. No. 535960 (Hebrew).
  • Darom D. (1989) "The Color Guide to Nature Photography", Keter, pp 240, Cat. No. 536120 (Hebrew).
  • Darom D. (1990), "Beautiful Plants of The Bible", Palphot Ltd, pp 48, ISBN 965-280-067-8 (English +).
  • Shmida A., Darom D. (1991) "The Color Guide To Trees", Keter, pp 328, ISBN 965-07-0340-3 (Hebrew).
  • Darom D., Tsurnamal M. (1992) "The Color Guide to the Seashores of Israel", Keter, pp 272, ISBN 965-07-0318-7 (Hebrew).
  • Darom D. (1996) "Animals of the Bible" Palphot Ltd, pp 48, ISBN 965-280-106-2 (English +).
  • Darom D. (1996) "Wildflower" Album format full color, Keter, pp 120, ISBN 965-07-0597-X (Hebrew).
  • Golani D., Darom D. (1997) "Handbook of the Fishes of Israel", Keter, full color, pp 270, ISBN 965-07-0668-2 (Hebrew).
  • Golani D., Ozturk B., Basusta N., photography: Darom D. (2006) "Fishes of the Eastern Mediterranean", TUDAV, full color, pp 260, ISBN 975-8825-12-7 (English).

Modern Handmade (Custom) ART KNIVES[edit]

  • Darom D. (2003) “Art and Design In Modern Custom Folding Knives”, Saviolo Publisher, pp 256, ISBN 965-07-1174-0 (English +).
  • Darom D. (2005) “Art and Design In Modern Custom Fixed-Blade Knives”, Saviolo Publisher, pp 276, ISBN 965-07-1337-9 (English +).
  • Darom D. (2006) “The Art of Modern Custom Knifemaking”, Saviolo Publisher, pp 252, ISBN 965-90907-0-6 (English +).
  • Darom D. (2007) “Modern Custom Knives The Great Collections”, Saviolo Publisher, pp 288, ISBN 978-88-95125-04-6 (English +).
  • Darom D. (2008) “Edmund Davidson The Art of the Integral Knife” Published by the author *, pp 144, ISBN 978-965-90907-1-6.
  • Darom D. (2009) “Tim Hancock The Western Bladesmith”, Published by the author, pp 152, ISBN 978-965-90907-2-3.
  • Darom D. (2010) “The World of Art Knives”, Published by the author, pp 272, ISBN 978-965-90907-3-0.
  • Darom D. (2011) "The Art Knives of Van Barnett & Dellana" Published by the author, pp 152 full color, ISBN 978-965-90907-5-4.


  1. ^ a b c d Dani Golani; Bayram Öztürk; Nuri Başusta (2006). Fishes of the eastern Mediterranean. Turkish Marine Research Foundation. p. 7. ISBN 978-975-8825-12-7. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  2. ^ David Engelberg et al, Multicellular Stalk-Like Structures in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, Vol. 180, No. 15, Aug. 1998, p. 3992–3996
  3. ^ Smilanski Y. (1996) “Let There Be Flowers” Special Weekend Edition of “Globes” (November 15th),pages 12-13 (Hebrew).
  4. ^ http://andthoushaltread.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=2585
  5. ^ Kesten Y. (1971) “Silence in a Thousand Colors”. Ha’aretz Weekly Magazine (May 4th), Cover and pages 16-17 (Hebrew).
  6. ^ Aditor’s Choice (1976) “RED SEA WONDERS” The Jerusalem POST Weekend Magazine (August 27th), Cover & pages 10-11.
  7. ^ Schrag C. (1987) “FISH-EYE Lens” The Jerusalem POST Weekend Magazine (April 7th), Cover & pages 10-11&15.
  8. ^ Brauner D. (1994) “Underwater Challenges for the Photographer”, The Jerusalem POST (May 1st)
  9. ^ http://www.siamb.org.il/uploads/59_2_Book%20review.pdf
  10. ^ Golani, D. (2001). "Upeneus Davidaromi, A New Deep Water Goatfish (Osteichthyes, Mullidae) from the Red Sea". Israel Journal of Zoology. 47: 111–121. doi:10.1560/TCQ5-030G-UCGV-HBFY. 
  11. ^ McCreight T. “BOOKS: Art and Design in Modern Custom Folding Knives”, METALSMITH, Winter 2004, pages 18-19.
  12. ^ Mor A. “Beautiful Literature”, BLAZER Magazine, August 2004, page 87 (Hebrew).
  13. ^ Guild D. “A Visual Knife Feast”, BLADE, March 2005, pages 116-120.
  14. ^ Huntington R. “Art and Design In Knives”, American HANDGUNNER, Jan/Feb 2007, page 78.
  15. ^ The Ganoksin Project. "Book Review - Art and Design in Modern Custom Folding Knives". 
  16. ^ Darom D. (2006) “Art Et Design Des Couteaux Pliants”, ISBN 88-6112-002-4. Darom D. (2006) “Kunstvolle Messer. Handgefertigte Klappmesser aus aller Welt”, White Star Verlag GmBH, ISBN 978-3-939128-10-6. Darom D. (2006) “Arte e design dei coltelli pieghevoli”, ISBN 88-540-0391-3. Darom D. (2007) “Umeni a design sucasnosti Zakazkove Zaviraci Noze”, Slovart, ISBN 978-80-7209-888-0. Дэйром Д. (2006) "НОЖИ Искусство и дизайн современных ножей", ООО "Издательство АСТ", ISBN 5-17-034926-2.
  17. ^ Jones, Clarke C. "Virginia Wildlife", April 2010, Page 7
  18. ^ "The Knife Sculptor", Roanoke Times, Sunday, July 18, 2010, Page 7
  19. ^ Shackleford Steve, "Window Into Knifemaking", BLADE Magazine, August 2011, pages 36-38.
  20. ^ http://www.flintriverknifeclub.com/news/nov_10.pdf

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