While out and about in Jeep, Hayley Eichenbaum looks for anything colorful and geometric and with “this kind of wilting and romantic Americana”—retro cars, distinctive architecture, and desolate buildings. Although she captures grand landscapes and bright scenes, the photos have a flat, illustrative quality. 

They’re like saturated postcard from a bygone age.

Check out more projects and read about Eichenbaum’s project.


Sun-Drenched Photos Will Make You Long for the Great American West

Hayley Eichenbaum’s Instagram is a sun-drenched examination of the colorful architecture in the American West. She captures these scenes during epic trips, snapping thousands of photos along the way and sharing the best of them with her 15,000 followers.

You wouldn’t know it, but Eichenbaum has no formal training in photography, and uses the automatic mode on her Nikon D7 100 and iPhone. “I quit pretty much every photography class I’ve ever taken,” she says with a laugh. Still, she has an amazing eye for form and color, and a background in installation and performance art.

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Pop Dance Life’s Episode 5 edition of the, “If You Don’t Know, Now You Know” dance history segment featuring the late, great, Gregory Hines! 

Gregory Hines was a tap dancer, actor, singer and true cross-over star. He’s one of a select few who have found great success on both the Broadway stage and in Film & Television and remained a humble, genial artist throughout his life. If you don’t know, now you know!

*End 📸 of Gregory Credit: Rose Eichenbaum from her book, “Masters of Movement”
**Correction: Gregory Hines passed away August 9th, 2003.

Submitted by: Pop Dance Life


Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble “The Woman with the Invisible Necklace” (Official Music Video)

Track from LP/CD “Find Me Finding You”, released by Drag City on March 24, 2017.

Video created by Olia Eichenbaum

If you have the time, patience and will to read a Formalist analysis of Nikolai Gogol’s “The Overcoat,” I really recommend reading “How Gogol’s ‘Overcoat’ Is Made” by Boris Eichenbaum. It really enhanced my understanding and appreciation of the story.

Eichenbaum’s argument is that analyses of the story which try to treat it as merely sentimental and moralizing overlook the function of the most important device: skaz. Skaz is, essentially, the informal manner of narration that makes it seem like the story is being orally narrated and improvised.

It’s only through skaz that Gogol can create this grotesque world where proportions don’t make sense  - and therefore we can feel something so insignificant as an overcoat to be the most important thing in the world, the way Akaky Akakievich does.