For example, when you’re walking around in the middle of nature, or you’re at the beach at night, you might sense something is there. You don’t really know what it is, but you just know something is there. […]
We’ve been on a long journey, through an unknown world, without a guide, ever since we were kids. I wanted to capture the instants we entered such new places, to portray the moments we first went beyond new boundaries.
-from the artist’s statement
In her photo book SPRITE, photographer Sayo Nagase playfully delves into the deeper spheres of the human mind. Started right after the natural disasters struck Japan in 2011, the project evokes memories from childhood and links to ancient, long-lost senses, as the images grow more and more abstract with each page.