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After dwelling overseas in Hong Kong for approximately 5 yrs, Vietnam-centered photographer Sean Ellingson relocated to Los Angeles, California in 2016, wherever he began to document his new surroundings. The resulting collection, “Moonrise Over Two Parking Meters,” is the culmination of a calendar year of exploration with no agenda. “My function is made in reaction to my ecosystem, but I was undergoing a little bit of reverse society shock although also making an attempt to build a sense of spot and familiarity with my new surroundings,” he describes. Drawn to the uncanny details of the metropolis, he selected to doc L.A. each and every working day for just one calendar year, as a way to assistance ease the transition:

“While walking in the course of the metropolis, I encountered a selection of subjects that quite often unveiled sculptural characteristics, coupled with things of light-weight and place in the city atmosphere. A selection shortly started to choose shape, and with time, I found a sequence of styles all over the expanding physique of get the job done that heightened mundane scenes into a little something extraordinary. By employing an intuitive process, the dynamics of the project evolved into a every day visible physical exercise, which pressured me to look in different ways at Los Angeles whilst discovering notions of location, notion, and encounter.”

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