Bill Anderson
Girl In Red Dress

Bill Anderson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland; he now lives in Vancouver, B.C.  After spending twenty-five years working with traditional large format photography, and alternative printmaking techniques including Gum Bichromate, Cyanotype, and Platinum, Bill has leveraged the considerable interpretive potential of digital acquisition to realize this portfolio of color work.

The force behind creating Bill Anderson's images was born out of a desire to harmonize elements often avoided in the search for a perfect, or untroubled brand of beauty, and to explore examples of the individual's interaction with the environment. What we're capable of for the sake of profit and industrial progress is well known to the environment, but what motivates the timeless habit of leaving our, often intimate, and primitively creative marks behind on any surface conducive to the task?

With aesthetics being a primary concern, and to overcome the mechanical limitations of a more conventional photographic approach, it was often necessary to re-establish spacial, tonal, and color relationships, by interpreting each important element separately. And so, once reconstructed, the paradoxes of near and far, the manufactured and the organic, the transient and the immutable, combined to create a new context and, hopefully, a heightened sense of place.  

Anderson's "Girl in Red Dress" is featured in the show"Continuum" and is coming up in the west wing of the gallery from September 11-October 11.  Be sure to check out Gary Pearson's work in conjunction with Bill Anderson this fall at Winsor Gallery