Throughout the 1970′s and 1980′s, photographer Lee Friedlander went to Japan. He made a book of pictures of the peak season of the cherry blossom trees. I was thinking about that book this past week in Washington, DC, while outside with my camera. I guess I still consider myself a tourist in this city, half in awe of these lyrically charged flowers and half wondering if this subject matter hasn’t already been exhausted by other cameras like mine. I sort of decided it hadn’t been, so here are my own images.