D.L. Anderson makes visual meals in the American South as an independent D.P., Director and editorial photographer.
An early career in print photojournalism sharpened his sense of story and led him to documentary film. In 2012 he helped found VITTLES FILMS; a consortium of artists of many stripes creating lyrical films at the intersections of food, place and culture. Anderson's first documentary feature with Vittles, FARMER/VETERAN (Co-Director, Editor, Producer) is an immersive experience that “defies your expectations at every turn,” according to the Dallas International Film Festival, and was broadcast on Season 17 of PBS’ INDEPENDENT LENS.
His second documentary feature STAY PRAYED UP (Co-Director, Producer, D.P., Editor) is a fast-paced, foot-thumping Gospel music documentary profiling Lena Mae Perry and The Branchettes as they record their first, fully live album in 50 years. The film premiered at Telluride Film Festival and the The New York Times called it “inspiring in the ways of both shaking the raters and invoking peace in the valley.” In 2019 Anderson Co-Founded SUPERCOLLIDER; a commercial video production hub "smashing people and ideas together to create new, unexpected connections."
On any given day you can find D.L. looking for that good light, squads and sardines. He has two names, works in both motion and still pictures and continues to hone his craft with the intention of dismantling systems of oppression in the faith of a just and abundant table for all.