There is a word in Japanese, nukumori, a lukewarmness that can refer to the presence of someone who occupied a place but had departed: an empty chair, a teacup, a potter’s work table, the inside of a bus or train car, and of course, the many hotels and motels where I found myself. Nothing in the series is staged, everything is just as I found it in real life.

George Nobechi White Sands
George Nobechi, Visitor Center, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado, 2016

 

George Nobechi
George Nobechi, Rainy Spring Day on the Sea of Japan, Noto Penninsula, 2015