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enter a neon circus, a hall of mirrors, a permanent scroll. America is an Idea, and the inequality of its execution would be best represented by what that idea looks like by the full swath of people living within its borders; by how many don't share the same point of view, by what dark shadows are created from a spotlight.

the nature of this Idea of Democracy creates an inherent responsibility on the people to be aware of and engaged with the system, and as it fails them without consequence, the distance between people and the Idea grows. my time photographing the streets of America has been spent observing these relationships: between the American and the state, between the person and the system, between the soul and its conditions.

this project has been ongoing since 2012, beginning at the end of the Occupy Wall Street movement. these photographs are a document of how I watch America weighing down on its people, how the intangible systems visually impose on our lives, and how reflective this machine is of us—and how we are of it.

Photos in this gallery are from Boston, New York, D.C., New Orleans, Chicago, Cleveland, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and a variety of the roads connecting them. there is a gallery featuring its international parallel as well.