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 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.