Orchard Trail { 28 images } Created 13 Oct 2016

A few years ago, I began making pictures everyday. I didn’t plan the pictures; They were not constructed. I just picked up my camera and responded to the world in front of me. The process was like keeping a visual journal. After a few years of making pictures this way, I gathered all of the images and studied them. I really looked. I saw that I had subconsciously been photographing my childhood. The pictures in front of me held deep memories of curiosity, innocence and wonder. They were my remembrances, wandering in the backyard, exploring moments like the sound of a tree, a bird in the sky.

I grew up in a small town in Israel called Pardes Chana, which means Hana Orchard. Our town was full of orange, avocado and mango orchards. I remember neighbors stopping by with mangos and giving our avocados in exchange. Kids would walk by themselves to the next-door-neighbors' for story time or a piano lesson. I remember going with my father to pick oranges from our orchard. When I look at the photographs collected in this book I am reminded of who I truly am.
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