Will Anderson came to America at the age of twenty-five to follow a career in graphic design with no idea that he would be working as a male fashion model a year later. After living in several different agency accommodations he eventually found himself senior resident and de facto handyman of a hostel-style apartment provided by one of the world s most prestigious modeling agencies. Over a period of six years he lived with more than two hundred and fifty young emerging male models, each aspiring to become one of the few highly paid icons that adorn the world s fashion magazines, billboards and couture catwalks. During this time Will Anderson produced a body of photographs of life in the various apartments. He has used some of these photographs in his book Apt.301, to represent typical aspects of the transient environment in which young male models start their careers. Some of their stories from interviews are included in this book.
"Will Anderson through his open and collusive way of looking, has succeeded in bringing to life the typical hedonistic behavior of this care free age group which sometimes go's in search of ephemeral objects and friendships that are destined to be temporary..."
"Rather than condemning or glorifying his roommates, Anderson approached his subject matter as a sociologist would..."
THE REVIEW OF ARTS LITERATURE, PHILOSOPHY AND THE HUMANITIES
"Will Anderson and Yewtree have put out a dandy, damp, depressing
beautifully designed book..."
THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
“Apt. 301 ” captures the dislocation between the aspirations of these young men hoping to personify the stylized perfection of a magazine advertisement and the actuality of existing in a chaotic, banal world devoid of glamour. We see their raw physical beauty amid unmade beds, overflowing trash cans, bare bulbs, video games and empty beer bottles.
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