Michael K. Yamaoka

Monumental Fantasies

June 3 – June 28, 2014

“Monumental Fantasies” is the culmination of a lifelong dream cherished by the photographer to document the legendary monuments of the world enhanced with the presence of a beautiful female figure portraying the idea of “Goddess” or “Muse”. The beautiful woman herself is monumental—and the contrast between her vitality and the inert masses of ruins and buildings infused with a sense of history heightens the impact of these haunting images.