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This Location is a visual essay exploring the effect of cinema on reality. Through research, documentation, and image-making I explored the town of Piru, CA and made this 120 page book.

Piru is a unique community in Ventura County, with an unusual cinematic history due to it’s role as an unofficial backlot for television and movie productions. This cinematic unreality combines with the real history to form a strange mash-up of how the space is experienced.

A copy of this project was featured in Art Center College of Design’s Student Gallery in the Spring of 2008.