Many of us grow up captivated by fantasy novels and movies, consumed with the idea that an escape from the ordinary world has always been right here in front of our eyes. If only the secrets could be unlocked. In her work, Zoie Kasper seeks out an alternative reality by closely examining her surroundings. The resulting images become a window to an ethereal existence, almost like a portal. Open Sesame is a collection of photographic field notes in which these seemingly supernatural sightings illuminate magical possibilities in the present landscape. By playing with the intersection of light, color and texture, photography acts as a method of escapism, creating safe and mystical places for those who seek refuge.