The pandemic, the restrictions or inability to travel, and where I live, stay-at-home orders, curfews, and riots, made life very difficult. I found it almost impossible, both physically and emotionally, to shoot photographs. This led me to revisit and rework photographs I had taken in the past, and I felt particularly moved by images from my many trips to Japan made over more than thirty years. The result of this effort was “Dreaming of Japan.” This series reflects my yearning for a life where we will once again be able to travel safely, visit friends and family, and go places we’ve never been or return to places we have been before and long to see again. The dream-like quality of the images is intended to emphasize how far away a return to a “normal” life feels. I also wanted some images of this series to echo and recognize the work of the great Japanese photographers of the late 20th century that I admire so much.