Hotel Oracle, a book by Jason Fulford, is a sustained visual meditation on the cosmos—what constitutes it, what its future might be and how to reconcile the world of the supernatural with the world of the 99-cent store. Fulford’s photos of people and places search out the clues and signs of the prophetic and the numinous, readily mingling them with the banal and the preposterous. The pictures in Hotel Oracle were taken in the United States, Canada, Italy, Greece, the Czech Republic, Poland, South Korea, Japan, Hungary, India, Bermuda and Germany.
The hotel itself is a phantom building, that appeared in various parts of the world from October 2013 to June 2014—a room in New York City, a bar in Krakow, a terrace in Paris, a spa and game room in Tokyo, a pool in Los Angeles, a laundry in San Francisco, a wine cellar in Milan, and a hotel shuttle in Philadelphia. As of June 2014, the hotel is closed.