Anywhere is a photobook project consisting of 79 color images, taken at locations in the United States and Europe between 2010 and 2019. The images have been selected and sequenced in an effort to use photography to find order and value in ambivalent places — the places we ignore on the way to a destination, the places we avoid, the places we suffer through, the places we thought we knew intimately but that become transfigured when looked at from new perspectives. At once distinguished by a blankness of tone and a rigorous attention to composition, the collection proposes the value of seeing in ways that enable us to find wonder while traversing the ubiquitous banal landscapes that surround us.
In addition to the images, the book contains an essay, “Ten Theses on Anywhere,” proposing some concepts defining the project.
79 color images on 168 pages, 17 x 24 cm, softcover, thread-bound. Dummy edition of 10, printed in 2019.
Last copies available for 25 Euro, plus shipping. To order, please contact Smooth Space.
About the Artist
Chris Williams (cwllms.net) is a photographer, musician and sound artist, and writer/editor based in Stuttgart, Germany.