Leah Frances has spent the past 10 years photographing American restaurants. His American squares, as she called them when she started sharing her images on Instagram and later, in 2019, in a book of the same name, are “sticky snapshots… with big cars, sparkling restaurants, neon signs, the open road,” she told Preview. “[They are] a romantic, idealized mythology of America that I think was sort of based on the past and that I probably formed by watching too many American movies as a child.