One of the first photos I took in Japan was (and this will sound weird unless you know me)
of some tape that had been partially torn off a metal door. I knew that
it would be good in a photomontage. So that was the basis of this
I then photographed various antique Japanese book pages and
covers, added more papers when I arrived home, and here we are. I like
the warm tones, the feeling of depth, the solid structure of the
composition, and the sense of mystery.