Landon Speers is Canadian artist currently based in New York City that endeavours to document the people and places he encounters with an earnest candor. Having spent his formative years photographing the punk scene in the prairies of western Canada he acquired an appreciation for places both visceral and still. He tries to not take himself too seriously and particularly enjoys swimming and Mexican food. His work has been published & featured by the likes of Capricious, Mossless, Dossier Journal, The Magenta Foundation & The Ones We Love. In addition to his personal projects Landon works on commissions for the publications including The New York Times, W Magazine, The Fader and The Globe & Mail.
Much of the world takes its cultural cues from America. Growing up in Canada the closeness was obvious, as were some of the glaring differences. ‘My Americana’ is a growing body of work reflecting on an outsider’s perspective of the idea of the American experience. The series is an effort to encapsulate some of the vignettes unique to this country both beautiful and absurd, familiar yet foreign.
To view more of Landon’s work please visit his website.