Brendon Burton Interview – 50 States (Oregon)

May, 2018
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Brendon Burton – “I couldn’t create what I do anywhere else”

This week Creative Chair is in Portland, Oregon where we’re talking with photographer Brendon Burton for the 34th Edition of our 50 States series.

Brendon’s photography often combines artistic abstract elements with landscape/architectural scenes.

You can see a lot more work on Behance. We particularly like the  ‘This Must Be the Place‘ series.

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Tell us a little bit more about yourself and what you do

My name is Brendon Burton, I am a photographer based in Portland, Oregon. I shoot landscapes and environmental portraits, ranging from fine art to documentary.

This Must Be the Place - Oregon

How has your state influenced the work that you do?

Oregon is my home state, I grew up and developed my entire style through my experiences I’ve had here. I think the sheer variety of landscapes has given me so much to work with, I couldn’t create what I do anywhere else.

This Must Be the Place - Oregon 2

Of your own work, what is your favourite project and why?

I would have to say my favorite project is one called Western Gothic, a series of images of the new American west that focuses on small towns the dark themes that take place in them.

Western Gothic

“I had an opportunity to explore so many abandoned and forgotten places”

Western Gothic

Shot over the course of three road trips I had an opportunity to explore so many abandoned and forgotten places. It was a lot of fun to shoot.

The 128th 366 Award goes to Brendon Burton for his outstanding creative work.

Western Gothic

And finally, if you died and got reincarnated as a song, what would that song be?

Ceremony by New Order

Ceremony (1981)
New Order
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What began as a fun question to end an interview, has now become a wonderfully eclectic collaborative playlist by 161 people (and counting).
Oregon with Brendon Burton
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