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08/14/2013 02:39 pm ET Updated Oct 14, 2013

Nguan Photographs Los Angeles In His Series "City Of Dreams."

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In a land of movies and stars and magic, the difference between who we are and who we want to be is sometimes tragically unbridgeable.

In his photos of Los Angeles, Nguan captures this disparity while treading a line between beauty and ugliness, splendor and horror.

"The series is about the chasm between desire and reality and explores the lengths to which we'll go to grasp our Hollywood endings," Nguan said via email.

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