The images were created by chance encounters, on a dérive, in a land unknown to me. I had yet to discover it first hand, for myself, through my own eyes, my camera, my mind. It is a selective visual document, a photo essay, a dream sequence through Japan. From Tokyo to the edge of the East China Sea, people and vistas, situations and locations both unique and unbeknown to me. The images are a collection of archetypal views, capturing scenes un-affected by in-depth study and to force the unknown quantity of my representation through the momentary split second capture. Throughout, Blue Heron takes on subtle and obvious aspects of duality, harmony, spirituality, philosophy, balance, and opposing forces.
93 pgs, 30 × 32.2 cm, Hardcover, 2013, 9783952421888