Michael Sakasegawa. BW #8, from series Caesura. 2014.
Archival pigment print. 4.25” x 5.5” sheet (image area approx. 3.75” x 3.75”).
Signed, numbered. Open edition.
One of the highlights of my workday comes in the morning: a fresh, soothing cup of steaming-hot tea. I sip the tea, savoring the heat and flavors while they last, then I set my cup down and get to work. As last drops of liquid evaporate, swirls and patterns form in the residue that is left behind. Unlike my days, which are fairly predictable, I never know what I will find at the bottom of my cup; each new steeping is different, and beautiful in its own way. And then the next morning, I wash it all away and begin again.
Michael Sakasegawa (b. 1979) is a writer, photographer, book artist, and the host of the arts and literature podcast Keep the Channel Open. His photographs have been included in group exhibitions at PhotoPlace Gallery, the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, the Low Gallery, the Escondido Municipal Gallery, and have been featured on Lenscratch and included in group features in F-Stop Magazine, A Photo Editor, and Don’t Take Pictures. Michael’s essays have appeared at Catapult and PetaPixel. Born in John Steinbeck’s hometown of Salinas, California, and growing up in the nearby towns of Carmel Valley and Big Sur, he now lives in San Diego with his wife and three children.