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Peter Ross: Burroughs

by Josh Rubin in Culture on 11 January 2010

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Following his 2007 work documenting psychics, photographer Peter Ross' latest series takes on the metaphysical aura of stuff with his series of images of William Burroughs' possessions.

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The items—from skull candles to walking sticks (pictured here)—all still sit in his Bowery Street apartment in NYC.

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Iconic accessories, like Burroughs' worn shoes, take on new meaning thanks to Ross' detail-oriented eye.

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Other less iconic pieces, including this handmade quilt, provide intimate glimpses into the late writer's life.

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Shot against stark backgrounds, Ross' approach makes the objects into resonant totems of Burrough's life.

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Check out more images after the jump.

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