Leisure Land Pool by Dolly Faibyshev.
As an American born to Russian immigrants, the vicarious fantasy of America became ingrained in me from an early age. I experienced the relationship of my family to their adopted homeland until I learned to define those experiences in pictures. I am a New York based self-taught photographer exploring the meaning of the American dream in all of its forms.
I create saturated photographs of 1950’s Palm Springs Architecture, Las Vegas, Dog Shows, and Rodeos, which have been featured in Slate, HotShoe, It’s Nice That, Dazed Digital, Pro Photo Daily, Soho House Magazine, and PDN.
About this blog:
I recently started tumblr to showcase outtakes and photos that are mostly not on my portfolio website. The purpose is to show additional work that doesn’t fit into a series, to show my editing process, and to inspire myself and others to keep posting work.
A quote from recent press I’ve received on HotShoe:
“[Faibyshev has a] praiseworthy ability to operate within a carefully-navigated interstice between Parr-style satirical folly, Eggleston-esque preoccupation with colour and the psychic distance of Hopper while conjuring up her Technicolor vignettes of Americana…Her images never ‘settle’ in the mind; rather, they hover within the collective visual memory of pop-Americana and amongst a nexus of heavy-hitters from the worlds of both visual art and literature.”