En tant que photographe, il n’avait jamais considéré ses photographies personnelles comme du « travail » jusqu’à ce que le photographe Tim Hetherington voie une photographie qu’Anderson avait faite de son épouse Marion et lui dise : « Il s’agit du temps qui passe ». Anderson commença à voir ses images personnelles sous un jour nouveau et, avec le temps, il en vint à penser que ces photographies étaient, en fait, l’œuvre de sa vie. Le nouveau livre d’Anderson, Marion, marque le dernier chapitre d’une trilogie de livres qui relate leur vie, et aime en profondeur au cours de leur partenariat.
“It was never some sort of creative exercise. The photographs are expressions of love…a record of that expression. They are more than memories.” – Christopher Anderson
Christopher Anderson began photographing his family in a completely organic way. His images were simply the natural action of a partner trying to stop time, and not let one moment of his relationships slip by.
As a photographer, he had never thought of his personal photographs as ‘work’ until photographer Tim Hetherington saw a photograph Anderson had made of his wife Marion and said, “this is about the passing of time”. Anderson began to see his personal images in a new light, and over time, would come to feel that these photographs were, in fact, his life’s work. Anderson’s new book, Marion, marks the closing chapter of a trilogy of books that chronicles their lives, and loves in beautiful depth over the course of their partnership.