“Silent Night:” Christmas Lights and Empty Homes

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An artistic project by the Finnish photographer Markus Henttonen, “Silent Night” captures the eery quality of homes that are glammed out with Christmas lights but devoid of people. The series focuses on L.A., where many people travel for the holidays, but not before decking their houses with showy lights. Presenting an alter-world vision of winter splendor, “Silent Night” puts forth a beautiful yet ghostly visual. The photographs are currently on view at the Lahti Art Museum in Finland, where they can be seen until January 18th, 2015.

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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