Exhibitor History

Amy Kanka Valadarsky
Santa Monica, CA USA

For me, photography is an internal journey. As an artist, I am drawn to the boundaries between the real and the imagined. Since childhood, I always found comfort in books that allowed me to experience different worlds, transcend time, place and physical reality. Much later, I discovered that being in nature results in the same sense of freedom, wonder and joy. It is this sense wonder that I try to capture in my images. Chasing light, shadows and reflections, embracing longer exposures and shooting through foggy windows, I'm looking for ways that allow to transcend details and capture the core, the meaning, the experience. Like dreams, photography has a way of making thoughts and feelings surface, giving them visual shape. I am still amazed how the eye understands before the mind does - still surprised to see new facets of me in the images I create.



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