Brendon Burton





Brendon Burton, 18 years old is from Myrtle Creek, Oregon and has been photographing and shooting video for the past two years.   The teen’s hauntingly beautiful and stringily original images, which he posts on his Flickr page, are already attracting the attention of the art world.

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.

“I am inspired by so many incredible photographers. I get my ideas from music, books — just everyday life. I like to tell stories and project emotion with my work, most of which are deeply personal subjects for me.”

Burton recently finished an internet project for Columbia Sportswear and is working on a spot for Subaru.


Camping with friends, making interesting videos and knitting (yes, I can knit you a hat). Hiking, rafting, exploring outside.

Favorite photographers:

Gregory Crewdson, Ryan McGinley, and Tim Walker.

What type of commercials do you want to direct:

Spots that have storytelling elements.  Spots that rely heavily on atmosphere sense of place. I’d love a chance to do work that is very surreal and has story based themes.

Favorite video games?

Bioshock and The Last of Us are my favorite video games.

What century/time period would you like to live in?

I would like to live in the early 1900s for the style, or the 1940s-1960s because of the art and cinema of that time period.

Favorite Directors:

Wes Anderson, Christopher Nolan, Spike Jonze, Lance Accord, Fredrik Bond and Ramaa Mosley ;)


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