Oli Kellett's enchanting street photography of 21st century America

All images courtesy of the artist. Via Creative Boom submission.

As part of an ongoing body of work, Oli Kellett has spent the past year travelling back and forth across the US, making trips to LA, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, New York and Atlanta to document modern America.

Drawing inspiration from some of the pioneers of Chicago street photography – Harry Callahan and Ray Metzker – his new collection continues the long tradition of documenting people within urban environments. His images also call on moments in art history, while simultaneously rousing a confused image of the American Dream in the 21st Century.

A former ad creative, Oli crossed over to photography a few years ago and never looked back. His work explores the "everyday, the average and the overlooked – preoccupied with how he can make this beautiful instead of mundane".