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12/27/2013 12:18 pm ET

Markus Henttonen Photographs Home Christmas Decorations In Los Angeles In His Exhibition, "Silent Night."

Look at the photographs in Markus Henttonen’s exhibition, “Silent Night,” and you might instinctively imagine their focus is the nearly blinding Christmas decorations adorning the homes. In fact, they’re not about the dazzling displays. They’re not even about Christmas. They’re about darkness.

The Berlin-based Finnish photographer was first inspired by the visuals of the holiday season in 2011 on a trip to Los Angeles.

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