Sekki (2022-present) is a selection of an ongoing collection of photographic works exploring place and time in Japan. In Western countries, we often divide the year into four distinct seasons. Yet in Japan, time flows differently. In ancient eras, the calendar had 24 subdivisions called Sekki and within that 72 micro-seasons called Kō. The constant transformation is palpable and elicits a heightened sense of awareness of the environment and passage of time. These images attempt to capture some of these moments. ☀︎

Both 35mm and medium format film were used to create these images. These images will culminate in a forthcoming book.
©2024 Elisa Michelet