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Inner gardens portfolio by Amy Kanka Valadarsky in Israely lens #11

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    AMY KANKAINNER GARDENS

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    In the summer of 2015 I relocated from our home in Israel to Santa Monica, California.While this move holds the promise of many new opportunities, it also means I have to leave behind my two grown up sons, our house and garden I have tended for the last 10 years.This Inner Garden series started

    as way of saying goodbye to my life in Israel, as well as an attempt to create something I can take with me across the ocean. Through the process of photographing, I realized these images capture more than things. They capture my very mixed feelings towards this move. Sadness, longing, anticipation, excitement and all the nuances in between.In most images, I photographed seeds symbolizing the separation between mother plant and its children as well as a visual

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    depiction of moving on to new places a stand in for myself.

    I shot this series between February and May 2015 starting in the garden and slowly moving to the bedroom, my goldsmith studio and my sons room. While the seeds may seem as the main actor, for me, it is the background that plays the more important role. It is the background that captures the color, movement and sometimes the outline of the things I will not be able to take with me across

    the ocean - the collection of Alexander Dumas antique books, the light on my sons pillow, the afternoon light in the studio, the sky and lemon tree I see from the window, the first light filtered through the white bedroom curtains.

    These are some of the things I hold dear, and for the next few years will only be present as background memories.

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    "This portfolio is intensely personal,

    however the feelings visualized are

    universal, part of our shared human

    experience, therefore I hope it will resonate

    with others as well."

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    AMY KANKAINNER GARDENShttp://www.amykankaphotography.com/

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