There is no narrator for this dark, mysterious visual story — Is it a cinematic sequence of a child's memories, a dream, a diary, a nightmare?
In these award-winning, explicit portraits, Okabe sensitively presents her subjects: two of her transgender lovers who are going through the intense period of their transitions.
Promoted as a "tourist's guide" to North Korea,'s portraits, interiors and landscapes of Pyongyang, the capital city, are perfectly bleak and honest. The chatty caption text for each photo is verbatim propaganda as told by the city's official tourist guides. The combination provides a chilling look at how the nation wants to be seen by outsiders.