come closer

See: converge
References in classic literature ?
The shining object still lured him on and when he had come closer to it his eyes went wide in surprise, for the thing they saw was naught else than the jewel-encrusted emblem upon the prow of a small flier.
The sharp point laid bare a deep gash upon his scalp and must certainly have killed him if it had come closer.
In the later photos, for example, Terre comes closer to the people in his rituals and celebrations, and the people come closer to him: The camera is faster (he changed to a Nikon automatic in the early '90s), and the society moves faster too.