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Photographer Hayley Eichenbaum has created a series of images documenting the roadside architecture of America's Route 66 that takes its cues from the often uncanny appearance of film stills.

Eichenbaum's photographs are part of an ongoing series called The Mother Road, which nods to the moniker for Route 66 – a renowned highway that runs from Chicago to Santa Monica.

From neon-lit motels to convenience stores clad with retro signage, Eichenbaum's images document the roadside facades she discovered during more than eight road trips across the country's southwest.

"I hope to capture moments that are reminiscent of classic film sets," the photographer told Dezeen, citing the cinematic work of late American director Stanley Kubrick as a significant influence.

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