This work is a companion to Slow Boat, a book that was published 10 years ago. The photographs in both books were shot at the same time, and in a recent interview posted to American Suburb X, Onaka explained the link between these series, and his own way of working: "'Boat' is representative of my experience while photographing. If you chose to go on a railroad, the path is predetermined — it's controlled. Whereas if you are in a boat, the path is influenced by a variety of factors that are constantly changing — the wind, the tides, the currents, and personal choice. You could make a stop in a bay, or not, and then go more quickly or slowly. A boat is also small and fragile. It's about my life and the way I work with photography — it's freer, more spontaneous and unexpected."