Deborah Leigh Anderson (born December 16, 1970) is a musician and photographer.
Family and early life
Deborah Anderson is the daughter of singer Jon Anderson and Jennifer, and sister to singer Jade Anderson. On the 1983 Jon & Vangelis album Private Collection, Jon wrote the lyrics and sang "Deborah", a song dedicated to his daughter. Deborah's earliest musical work was on projects with her father: including backing vocals on Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe (1989), the 1993 Latin American Jon Anderson solo tour, Deseo (1994), Angels Embrace (1995) and Toltec (1996). She was educated at Roedean School in Brighton.
As a singer
1995 saw the release of "Feel the Sunshine" (Island Records) by Alex Reece featuring Deborah Anderson (included on Reece's 1996 album So Far). The drum & bass single made #67 in the UK, and, on being re-released in 1996, #26. It made the European dance charts in 1998. This led to Anderson signing to Mo' Wax and her debut solo single, "Lonely Without You", was released in 1997.
She has worked as a vocalist on a number of projects, including work with DJ Krush ("Skin Against Skin" on 1997's Milight, released on Mo' Wax; later used on the TV series La Femme Nikita), Fallen Angels ("Blue Sky" on 1999's Part One), DJ Shadow, Zero 7, Le Tonne and Tipper (2000's "Dissolve (Out)" single, released on Fuel Records). She appeared and co-wrote three songs on Télépopmusik's album Angel Milk (EMI Music, 2005), including the single "Into Everything".
As a photographer
Anderson has been noted as —"a photographer whose distinctive sensuality is located somewhere between classic French erotica and Helmut Newton" Los Angeles Times. Her resume, includes Art Director for The Gansevoort Hotel group, campaign images for Pink's albums: I'm Not Dead, Funhouse (Pink album)and The Truth About Love (Pink album), and brand changing campaign images for the International Fashion Brand bebe (Bebe Stores). Anderson has also shot for: Elle, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Architectural Digest, Hello (magazine), Harper's Bazaar, Smooth, FHM, Playboy and New Look.
Based on her first photographic exhibition, "Hollywood Erotique" (Los Angeles, California, 2004), "Paperthin" is a book of her black-and-white photography based on 1930s erotica published by Verlhac Editions (ISBN 978-2-916954-07-3) in 2008. Models include Minnie Driver, Fergie, Pink, Natasha Henstridge, Sophie Dahl and Tilda Swinton. The book accompanies her debut solo album Silence (see above). Anderson's second book of photography entitled "Room 23" (ISBN 978-3866541252), out February 2009, features models including Sharon Stone, George Clooney, Sir Elton John, Minnie Driver, Dennis Hopper, Cindy Crawford, Heidi Klum, Norman Reedus, Gina Gershon, Sting (musician),Lindsay Lohan, and Larry King. The book was organised in conjunction with Diana Jenkins to support the UCLA Sanela Diana Jenkins International Justice Clinic.
Her Fine Art Book and Feature Documentary film "AROUSED"  (ISBN 978-0-9893744-0-8) features 16 world renowned female Adult Film Stars, released in theaters in the US Summer 2013 and released internationally January 2014. 16 actresses were involved: Jesse Jane, Belladonna, Katsuni, Allie Haze, Kayden Kross, April O'Neil, Francesca Lé, Lisa Ann, Brooklyn Lee, Alexis Texas, Asphyxia Noir, Teagan Presley, Ash Hollywood, Tanya Tate, Lexi Belle and Misty Stone.
- The Independent: Fashion: Take a trip down petticoat lane; Quirky and beautifully made, vintage clothes are being worn by the fashion cognoscenti this year. Best of all, your style is all your own.
- NME Alex Reece biography
- Business Wire: Deborah Anderson’s Solo Album “Silence” Debuts February 10, 2009
- LA Times
- The Insider: Sensual Celeb Photos in New Fine Art Book
- Room 23: celebrity portraits in a hotel suite