Dolly Faibyshev is a Russian-American photographer who lives in New York City. Her work focuses on "the meaning of the American dream in all of its forms." She's especially interested in mid-Twentieth Century modern design.
In her mind, that is best represented by Palm Springs, California, the site of the above mailbox. In an interview, Ms. Faibyshev explained why:
I’ve lived in New York for years, and I’m an east coaster but I just don’t think there’s any other place like it. It’s like stepping into the past, a time warp where many of the homes and surrounding architecture have been preserved (especially the exteriors) since the 1950s. Sometimes it feels like everything is changing around us so fast, it feels good to go to a place that hasn’t changed much at all. There’s something a little unsettling about that for me too.
You can see more photos in her Palm Springs series here.