A Golden State, the first monograph by photographer Shawn Bush, is an exploration into the mythologies associated with Californian existence. By following historical and contemporary paths of ideological propagation, Bush highlights the mirage of an idealized existence connected to place. Having lived within Hollywood’s sphere of influence, the dissonance between its reality and its referent becomes increasingly removed with its role as the backdrop of Western ideology.
Hardcover, hand bound and foil stamped
80 pages, 42 plates, digital offset
10 x 8 inches
First edition of 80 copies, plus a special edition of 20 copies
Special edition includes an 10 x 8 inch inkjet print of Mojave National Preserve signed by the artist.
Mojave National Preserve, 2016
Mission St., 2012
Culver City, 2015
San Diego, 2015
Palm Springs, 2018
Yosemite Crew, 2016
Valley Lane, 2018
Wonder Valley, 2018