A series of photos shot in the American West by Portland-based visual artist Brendon Burton. The images have a cinematic feel like something from a Wes Anderson film while others were probably inspired by artists such as Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper.

Burton spent his childhood on a farm in an isolated community where he developed his distinct style and interest in vacant and decaying places. His work focuses on studying the side effects of cultural isolation and the concept of liminal space. Experienced in shooting fine art, documentary and fashion photography his work has been featured internationally in numerous galleries and publications.

“My photos are in locations all over the west coast. I travel around a lot with friends location scouting, we all love abandoned buildings and weird small towns so I’m lucky I have friends who share such a fascination with the same things as me and will put up with a road trip that involves lots of sudden stops in the middle of nowhere and rushing out of our car with our cameras in tow.”

Brendon Burton is an American visual artist currently located in New York City. Born in 1994, Brendon spent his childhood in the rural southern region of Oregon. His work focuses on rural and barren areas and studies the side effects of cultural isolation. His video work is represented by Adolescent Content.

Many of Burton’s portraits depict him in an eerie natural landscape — levitating off the ground with balloons covering his face, or sitting on a forest floor surrounded by floating pieces of paper — while some of his recent work has become increasingly conceptual.

“The images I’ve chosen to feature are from my recent series titled “This Must Be the Place”, a collection of images I’ve taken over the past two years at what I have found to be liminal spaces, or locations that seem in limbo/in-between.”

See more of Brendon Burton’s work on Behance or at his website.

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