The pandemic, the restrictions or inability to travel, and where I live, stay-at-home orders, curfews, and riots, left me feeling unable to shoot photographs, both physically and emotionally. This led me to revisit and rework photographs that I had taken in the past, and I was drawn particularly to images taken during a number of trips to Japan made over the course of thirty years. The result of this visit to the past was “Dreaming of Japan,” a series that reflects my yearning for a life where we will be able to travel safely and freely again, and go places we have never been before or return to places we long to see once more. With their dream-like quality, the images are intended to emphasize how unreal and distant a return to a “normal” life feels. And as I was preparing these images, I realized that I was also creating a homage to some of the great Japanese photographers of the late 20th century that I admire so much.