In 2019, Irvine travelled to Japan to unravel her studies in Japanese Art History and Documentary Photography. Weaving in and out of urban Japan as well as its meticulously curated gardens, Irvine documents her understanding of the Japanese term 'Mono No Aware'- translated as: precarious beauty, fleeting moments in time. These ideas embed themselves into the work, often in a deeply personal way.
Irvine captures moments of time on Medium format film through her Mamiya 6 allowing a high level of detail to her images. Professionally scanned and printed the detail is outstanding in both the small and large format prints.