Utah, from the series 'Q&A'

Photograph by

Alexander Missen (UK)

About this image

America fills me with questions. Some of these are basic curiosities about the place and its people, but the most interesting to me is: “What causes familiarity towards a place you have never been to before?”

Travelling across the United States for the first time it soon became apparent that the visual identity of the place is inherently intertwined with the mythos of the country. We understand this place through cars, half-familiar faces and mountain ranges creating a relationship with the place that is both vital in its transience and archetypal in its foundations.