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Burton Machen

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Cindy, Los Angeles, 2010 Photography 40"x60", 24"x36", 12"x18" © Burton Machen
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Jared, Los Angele, 2010 Photography 40"x60", 24"x36", 12"x18" © Burton Machen
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Charlotte 8/9/2010 9:41:13am Los Angeles, CA, 2010 Photography, Mixed Media Collage 40"x60", 24"x36", 12"x18" © Burton Machen©
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Jane... Brooklyn NY 2009 40"x60", 24"x36", 12"x18" © Burton Machen©
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Andy 3/15/2010 4:12:17pm Los Angeles, Ca, 2010 Photography, Mixed Media Collage 40"x60", 24"x36", 12"x18" © Burton Machen©
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Debbie 12/11/2009 10:47:50am New York, NY 40"x60", 24"x36", 12"x18" © Burton Machen©
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Patti 12/8/2009 3:38:54pm Brooklyn, NY 40"x60", 24"x36", 12"x18"
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Urban Evolution 1 5/15/2006 11:21:43am NYC, 2006 Photography, Mixed Media Collage 40"x60", 24"x36", 12"x18" © Burton Machen©
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Urban Evolution 3 5/15/2006 11:23:16am NYC, 2006 Photography 40"x60", 24"x36", 12"x18" © Burton Machen©
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Urban Evolution 4 5/15/2006 11:05:42am NYC, 2006 Photography 40"x60", 24"x36", 12"x18" © Burton Machen©
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Urban Evolution 16 5/4/2010 2:07:38pm Brooklyn NY, 2010 Photography 40"x60", 24"x36", 12"x18" © Burton Machen©
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Urban Evolution 32 4/15/2007 10:23:13am NYC, 2007 Photography 40"x60", 24"x36", 12"x18" © Burton Machen©
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Urban Evolution 29 4/15/2007 4:37:37pm NYC, 2007 Photography 40"x60", 24"x36", 12"x18" © Burton Machen©
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Los Angeles / Brooklyn
Works in
Los Angeles / Brooklyn
Statement

American photographer and artist, Burton Machen, was born in Ashville,
Alabama in 1970. Burton has lived in New York, Washington DC, New
Orleans, Atlanta, Rio de Janeiro and now splits his time between Los
Angeles and New York.

Burton has been photographing street art and urban decay for more than
a decade. He believes that street art is a powerful form of expression
that has the ability to influence our thoughts and attitudes, often
without our knowledge. ‘Urban Evolution’ is the first series of
photography focusing on street art that reflects this philosophy.
Burton is drawn in by the collage-like effect that occurs when artists
and elements work together in urban settings. Most of the ‘Urban
Evolution’ series originated in New York, which remains Burton’s
sentimental first love.

From this series Burton developed ‘Portraits Project’.  With the
‘Portraits Project’ Burton invites the world in by posting portraits
in cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans,
London, etc., and observes the reactions that they incite. He
documents the evolution, which includes other street artists, taggers,
time, weather, passersby, etc., until he has a FINAL image. Burton
observes that it is a reflection on the passage of time and speaks to
“…the effect we have on the world.”

Burton was recently included in 'The Whitney Art Party' and 'The
Warholian'.  Eric Shiner, Milton Fine curator at
The Andy Warhol Museum, included Burton's 'Andy Warhol' in 'The
Warholian', at the Royal/T in Los Angeles, amongst other artists such
as Damien Hirst, Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, Shepard Fairey,  Kenny
Scharf, and of course Mr. Warhol himself.