"Hautvillers Hollywood, shot by photographer Thomas Humery (b. 1971). Invited by Dom Pérignon as one of their artists in residence, Humery is known for exploring the idea of America though a photographic work since 10 years. In this latest photo book he provides us with a mysterious vision of Los Angeles, a place transformed by the ghostly presence of Dom Pérignon - a hidden presence which allows the city of stars to full reveal itself.
In addition to the texts and accompanying notes written by the artist himself, National Book Award-winning writer Joan Didion makes a guest appearance with the contribution of her essay ‘L.A. Noir’, making this collection of images as much a textual reflection on ambivalence and duality as a visual one."