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Mark Lyon Photographs 'Landscapes for the People' in His New Series

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Published: May 21, 2014 • References: marklyonphotography and itsnicethat
Mark Lyon's latest series, 'Landscapes for the People,' documents tacky wallpapers in unlikely places. You know the type of 'tacky' I'm talking about: the generic stock photos that serve as your default computer background or the photo that fills a picture frame before you buy it.

The photos inspire a sense of discomfort that you can't quite put your finger on. However, oddly enough, they also instill a strange serenity -- almost as if the generic quality of the image soothes you into oblivion. It's kind of like forgetting that you're listening to elevator music, as you're listening to it.

Perhaps the intrigue comes from the landscapes being so displaced in the confines of an airport baggage claim or a dental office.