Photos + Words by Anna Hahoutoff
Edits by PSQ
Although I was born on the other side of the Atlantic, my heritage was tinted with the power of American imagery. My eyes bathed in commercials, movies, and everything else that life was at the time; they bathed in pieces of a puzzle called the American dream.
I soon realized everything had a visual appeal. It all seemed arranged in such proficient order, as if it were standing still for me, waiting for a photograph to be taken.
So I started working on my largest project, entitled Americana. I spent time photographing and documenting the differences, as well as the similarities, between each and every American state.
Far from the ubiquitous road-trip diary, my work aims to explore the often neglected aspect of the American landscape that is nature.
By looking at textures, shapes and colors, I am focusing on matters of spiritual nature and hoping to lift the veil on the mysteries of Native American culture.
Playing on repetition, I have suggested and illustrated my own pace in each section of land. The recurrence and mirroring of themes aspire to set a rhythm to the photographic works, following my own odyssey, scenic and vibrant alike.