London-based Alexander Missen examines the relationship between ideas and their aesthetics – how they manifest within our world. The Q&A series explores the nature of myth as applied to the US landscape, traversing idealism and reality.

For this project, Missen visited 40 states over four years, capturing America’s cultural markers: flags, cars and mountain ranges, critically examining their place within a built iconography

Intrigued by the idea that these markers evoke a sense of familiarity in the viewer – even if they haven’t visited the location. – Read the full article – Aesthetcia

Images by Alexander Missen