Readers picks #179
This week, Johanna Simon-Deblon reveals her own vision of femininity, and Brendon Burton photographs “ghost towns”. These are our weekly readers picks.
“The culture of the image pushes us to exploit the different parts of our individuality instead of cultivating a profound and unique identity”, from this statement, Johanna Simon-Deblon, 22, started working on an updated vision of femininity. Through self-fiction, the artist questions our first steps into adulthood, and our identity.
© Johanna Simon-Deblon
From 2015 to 2017, Brendon Burton traveled across Western North America. He captured his expedition through the series Western Gothic, a collection of “half-deserted” cities. Why did he photograph ghost towns? To “create tension, and a troubling atmosphere using only pictures”. Where he was brought up also explains his interest for empty spaces and mystery. “I grew up in a rural region of Oregon, and I have always been fascinated by the fanaticism that seems to flow out of these isolated territories”.
© Brendon Burton