Strangeness and familiarity come together in the photographs of Canadian-British Lorena Lohr. Travelling around the American Southwest by train, Greyhound bus and on foot periodically since 2010, her journey through nameless streets and forgotten highways is documented in the ongoing series ‘Ocean Sands’. Fleeting landscapes and unexpected moments stand still as she passes through each new place, caught in her pictures of the bars, motels and suburban houses that she encounters. The experience of the unknown, together with the heightened sensations of both wonderment and fear that come with it, is embraced in Lohr’s focus on the neglected interiors and faded facades that populate much of America. By casting her lens on their overlooked details, she shows what it means to see even the most ubiquitous of spaces with unfamiliar eyes.