06/18/2012 01:55 pm ET

Brendon Burton, 18-Year-Old Photographer, Creates Stunning Self-Portraits

For one year, 18-year-old photographer Brendon Burton from Myrtle Creek, Oregon is challenging himself to create one self-portrait every day as part of his ambitious "365 Project." The teen's hauntingly beautiful and strikingly original photographs, 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," Burton wrote in an email to the Huffington Post. "Alex Stoddard, one of the first photographers I found doing the 365, really influenced me to try the project. 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."

For now, Burton has set his sights on finishing his 365 project, but in the long term, he hopes to turn his passion for art into a career.

"I hope to work for a publication, like Vogue or National Geographic," he said. "I've put a lot of time and effort into my work, and I certainly hope that I can keep doing this for a living. I love photography."

Check out a selection of Burton's incredible self-portraits in the slideshow below.



Self-Portraits by Brendon Burton