I saw Mary Lydecker‘s Postcard Studies (2010) at the Day Job exhibition at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)*

For me, the freakiest thing about Lydecker’s collages is that many of her dystopian constructs don’t look that implausible, especially when we consider the photographs of “familiar” infrastructure in works by Mitch Epstein, Simon Roberts, maudlin landscape photographers and the Atomic Photographers Guild.

To illustrate my point, check out my holiday snap from the high-class Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles:

Here’s a couple of PNCA installation shots, but you really should go and browse Lydecker’s whole collection on her website.

*Incidentally, Day Job was curated by Nina Katchadourian – her of Flemish-toilet-seat-cover-iPhone-aeroplane-cubicle-self-portrait renown.