Wish You Were Here is a series of photographs of the owners, guests and architecture of Waikiki Village, a small family-owned motel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina by the artists Cynthia Farnell and Dan Powell. Waikiki Village is among the few remaining and flourishing “second row” family-owned properties built in Myrtle Beach during the building boom of the 1950s and 1960s. This motel is a place whose existence has straddled major cultural shifts. Much of this history is manifested visually in Waikiki Village and its community.
Wish You Were Here is a project of the collaborative Farnell & Powell. Artists Cynthia Farnell and Dan Powell collaborate on photographic projects that are thematically centered on community, identity and place in contemporary life.