About the AuthorMerrill Anderson
Merrill1137 Johnston, IA USA
My vocation as a leadership development consultant has, over the past twenty years, enabled me to travel extensively and pursue my avocation as a photographer. Specifically, my passion is color street photography.
When I first started at NYU I came across Walker Evans' book First and Last. His images really resonated with me (I own some) and strongly influenced my photography. Over the years I continue to visit New York and build my collection of over 4000 images. My travels have enabled me to photograph over two dozen cities throughout North America and Europe.
The slices of urban life that I capture are interactive and evolving montages -- buildings, trees, street art and graffiti -- constantly changing like life itself.
My images are tightly framed and composed to focus and reacquaint you, the viewer, with the complexity and textured richness of our surroundings. I invite you to reinterpret the common, and in so doing perhaps find the extraordinary.