Anne-Marie Caruso

Hailing from the great state of New Jersey, Anne-Marie Caruso received her B.F.A. Summa Cum Laude from Montclair State University. Working as a professional photographer since 2006, she shoots a variety of food, portraits, fashion, still life and news for multiple publications including (201) Magazine, The Record and NorthJersey.com.

When she’s not writing about herself in the third person, Anne-Marie can be found travelling the world, consuming caffeine, watching terrible movies and persuading her cat Waffles to spend time with her.

Also, one time David Sedaris called her enchanting.

Artist’s Statement

Anne-Marie Caruso is a fine-art photographer whose work explores the concepts of aging, nostalgia, domesticity, femininity and depictions of the self. Through the construction of tableaux in rural and neglected corners of New Jersey she channels folklore, fairy tales and dreams to create solitary and macabre imagery.

In a world of quick and disposable images, Anne-Marie favors the meditative process of using a large format film camera built in 1950 to create her photographs. Preferring the subtle colors and tones possible with 4×5 film, Anne-Marie works weeks in advance, finding the perfect prop and location, before creating a single photograph per shoot.