A selection of work by Los Angeles-based photographer Chris Merchant. Fascinated by the textures of American regionality — including landscapes, vernacular architecture and hobbyist subcultures — the photos are part of an ongoing series documenting spaces unique to Merchant’s adopted home state:
“California is a land of extreme conditions and extreme beauty; beset with wildfires one month and super blooms the next. Because of this we live both ‘on the brink’ and ‘in the moment.’ I look for signs of creative expression, natural history and everyday beauty bursting through that tension.”
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