“Murals” by Photographer Lucas Deshazer


Portland, Oregon-based photographer Lucas Deshazer photographs murals in their environments in his series, “Murals.” The first image was taken back in 2014—a photograph of a faded Mt. Hood mural with a moonrise behind it. “I thought it was a bit funny to have such a classic photographic trope (the moon rising over heroic mountains) painted on a bleak wall in an urban environment,” he describes. “Shortly after I started noticing murals more and more, and became interested in the relationship of the mural to the world behind it. Eventually I started seeing that the murals were sort of presenting a false narrative about the history of the American west, telling a story of pristine, untouched wilderness, until intrepid pioneers came in and settled, cooperating with nature. These images are about western mythology, our current relationships with the land and animals, and how we try to surround ourselves with imagery that comforts us.”

See more from “Murals” below!





Source link

More from author

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related posts

Advertismentspot_img

Latest posts

Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronciles – The Final Preview

CyberConnect2 has established itself as one of the best in the business when it comes to anime-to-video-game adaptations, with the Naruto Ultimate Ninja...

Russian GP my best weekend so far with Ferrari

Sainz scored his third podium of the season by finishing third at the Sochi Autodrom on Sunday, having led the early stages...

30 Random Things to Shop for Fall 2021

There are two types of people in the world: those who don't think about their...

Want to stay up to date with the latest news?

We would love to hear from you! Please fill in your details and we will stay in touch. It's that simple!