ILLUMINATION

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This photographic travel diary titled 'Illumination' is a homage to the neon-church aesthetic of California. There is a hyperreal and kind of absurd take on new age spirituality here.


Embellished with roadside palm and tarot card reading stalls, California is a treasure box of psychic propaganda. The florescent signs create a living aura that is both esoteric and impersonal, but it is precisely the sex appeal of this inorganic approach to the ethereal that only add to its charm.
 

 
 
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Photography & Words Shannon May Powell