From the book project, ZZYZX. Los Angeles and vicinity, USA. 2008–2015. "The early settlers dubbed California The Golden State, and The Land of Milk and Honey. Today there are the obvious ironie
s—sprawl, spaghetti junctions and skid row—but the place is not so easily distilled or visualized, either as a clichéd paradise or as its demise. There’s a strange kind of harmony when it’s all seen together—the sublime, the psychedelic, the self-destructive. Like all places, it’s unpredictable and contradictory, but in greater extremes. Cultures and histories coexist, the beautiful sits next to the ugly, the redemptive next to the despairing, and all under a strange and singular light, as transcendent as it is harsh." – Gregory Halpern. Text excerpted from ZZYZX.
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