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Cherry Blossom

Ryker Allen

£22.00

In their first photo book, Cherry Blossom, nonbinary photographer Ryker Allen tells the story of a fleeting relationship between two young people documenting the first time they fell in love. Using words, scanned notes, postcards, and other mixed media alongside medium format film photography in an accordion-style art book, Cherry... ​​Read More

In their first photo book, Cherry Blossom, nonbinary photographer Ryker Allen tells the story of a fleeting relationship between two young people documenting the first time they fell in love. Using words, scanned notes, postcards, and other mixed media alongside medium format film photography in an accordion-style art book, Cherry Blossom explores intimacy, emotional trauma, the fragility of masculinity, and the way friendship complicates everything. Ryker Allen tells an honest and vulnerable story through the memory of this achingly true story.

In Japanese culture, the cherry blossom symbolizes life’s fleeting beauty. The blooming period of a cherry blossom is hard to track, each flower a reminder that we are all on this planet only a short time and each bloom, although beautiful, is only temporary. It is cherry blossoms that also represent femininity, fragility, and virginal beauty — Cherries themselves a symbol of seduction and temptation in the context of innocence and newness.

Published by Convoke NYC
Concertina bound on matt-laminate stock
28 pages
2018
English