[T]he woman behind the incredible suburban landscapes we fell in love with in August, Erica Snyder captures moments so accurately in her photography. Moving from derelict pools to performance parks, Snyder recently shot the controversial artist Lindsay Dye. With an Instagram bio of “Sex Work | Art Work”, Dye notoriously ‘cake sat’ and sang ‘Bump n Grind’ in a recent performance piece. An artist-come-camgirl, Dye found a meeting point between her two worlds in her performance pieces – food became an integral part of her chatroom and made its way into her artistic creations too.
From her Bushwick series – where Dye pokes fun at the gentrification of the Brooklyn neighbourhood in paintings and sculptures – to her current frosting fetish work, her art is charged with satire and eroticism yet is simple in its form. Meeting her match in Erica Snyder, a photographer who creates poignancy and intimacy in the simplest of surroundings, the two have created a photography series that explores Dye’s eccentric performance in an ordinary park setting. Boundary pushing but authentic in its message, the images evoke the bizarre familiarity of fetishism in our modern life. See the shoot in full in the gallery below and check out our interview with Erica Snyder here.