Death In A Good District
24 photographs from 1996 and a poem entitled ‘Death In A Good District’ by Diana Ross. c.1956.
The book was based around the abandoned house of my late grandmother Diana Ross.
She was a well-loved and influential children's book writer in England.
She was best known for the ‘Little Red Engine Gets A Name’ published in 1942. In the late 1980’s she
suffered from memory loss and after a number of burglaries moved North to live with my parents.
I went back years later to document the house and discovered the old poem. It was written around the time
her own Mother passed away in 1956. It describes an old woman wishing, as she lay dying for the innocent
touch of her young children who are now grown up and can never regain the feelings they had when they
were young. Published By YewTree Press and Small Editions 2016
International Photography Awards 2008
2nd Place Architecture Interiors
Honorable Mention Fine Art Still Life
Honorable Mention Deeper Perspective
Photo documentary about the fashion business based around the home lives of young models living in New York. The pictures were taken between 1998 and 2004
“Will Anderson through his open and collusive way of looking, has succeeded in bringing to life the typical hedonistic behavior of this care free age group which sometimes go’s in search of ephemeral objects and friendships that are destined to be temporary...”
“Rather than condemning or glorifying his roommates, Anderson approached his subject matter as a sociologist would...”
The Review Of Arts Literature, Philosophy And The Humanities
“Will Anderson and Yewtree have put out a dandy, damp, depressing
beautifully designed book...”
The American Library Association
Published by YewtreePress 2006
I also made this Video Audio piece to accompany an exhibition in the UK.
International Photography Awards 2007
Honorable Mention- Apt.301 for Professional Book Category, Images of People
Honorable Mention- Apt.301 for Professional Book Category, Images with Deeper Perspective
This was a project that started by accident out of boredom, looking out of my window.
I decided everyday to take a picture of this scene even if it was just for the sake of saying to myself
I had taken a picture everyday of my drab back garden.
The project lasted for a year. Some days I was not home these became a blank frame in the series.
A chair would move, a flower would grow and die, a cat would appear,
the same coat hanger would meander or a beer can would take residence for weeks and leave.
First It was shown as an animation at the Chelsea Museum of Art.
International Photo Awards
Honorable Mention, Fine Art : Landscape, Nature : Landscapes, Fine Art : Other, Nature : Other, Nature : Seasons
I began to photograph my neighborhood on a Sunday and discovered a world of rituals that seem to only
exists on that day. From laundry to wearing your Sunday best to having time to feed birds, to shop for a
special dress or just to find a quiet moment. It became a long project and a ritual in itself.
In 2012 I spent a considerable amount of time traveling to NJ for a commercial photography project.
I worked in a stark office environment in an industrial park hidden behind a small suburban town.
At first for fun, with my phone camera I started to take pictures of what I saw day after day.
I tried to take pictures in a way that isolated the subjects to create a more interesting illustration of this
environment. In the end I collected enough images for a small book project.
International Photo Awards
Honorable mentionFine Art : Other, Fine Art : Still Life