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Will Anderson on the Dark Side of Food Photography

February 8, 2017

By Stacey Goldberg

© Will Anderson

From Gather Journal’s inaugural “Cocoon” issue. Will Anderson was asked to photograph the story in the same style he used for a personal project about his grandmother’s house. “The food was the secondary part in my mind,” he says.

In 1996, during his final year in college, photographer Will Anderson photographed a series of still lifes in his grandmother’s old home. Though abandoned, the house still contained memories and trinkets from his mother and grandmother. Anderson photographed these neglected objects amidst the decay of the house using natural light, creating sometimes somber, gritty vignettes for a project he called...

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