I have long admired the work of California-based fine art photographer Roxann Arwen Mills. I know quite a bit about her creative process after being friends for nearly eight years, and never tire of checking out what she’s working on.  Mills manages to give the viewer a close-but-not-too-close glimpse at each of her subjects, especially in this tender portrait called American Families.  Although not her most recent project, the photos are arresting, gorgeous, ethereal, mesmerizing, sometimes disturbing, beautiful and timeless.

View more of her work here.