The beauty of Nathalie Daoust’s art is on full display in this her first book, a document of the Carlton Arms Hotel, an underground New York City legend where every room is decorated by artists from all over the world.

Her style is a photography that eschews reality for image manipulation, with highly stylized settings, props and costumes, using different film speeds and exposures, and a variety of people, all soaked in gorgeous dreamland colors.

Step inside this book and you step inside various visions. The sensual, visual language will have you hallucinating the felt-experience of a hotel/ work-of-art.

– Mike Tyler –