It sounds rather absurd considering how hastily these were shot one sunny January afternoon in Sapporo just hours before boarding a plane back to Tokyo, but these are some of the most personal photos in my collection. The story behind how this gal got in front of this camera for these photos is a long one. I originally had it written all up in full detail but some technical difficulties have caused it to be erased and I think perhaps it’s best for it to remain that way.
In short, these photos are the ultimate result of a chance meeting six years ago in San Diego. By now, the sweet has overcome the bitter in my mind.