Photographs by Karianne Bueno.
Illustrated thoughout, 11½x16½".
'Asper' is a dreamy portrait of a tiny village in Flemish Belgium. Ms. Bueno's camera floats, for example, above a tangle of green forest , a sunny backyard plot with a child and his toys, a midday river picnic, and an empty street at night. As fanciful as it is non-fictional, 'Asper' is also equal parts tender and regretful: through the nostalgia, 'the oppressive feeling of living in a small rural community is never far away. The quiet idyll might turn to melancholy, or loneliness, or fear.'