Film Directed by Andrew Schoneberger, selected for the 2014 International Santa Barbara Film Festival
Conceptual, fine art photographer, Lindsey Ross (b. 1981) has early memories of making photographs, which include enlarging poster-sized images in the basement darkroom with her father. She has been most influenced by photographers such as Marcia Resnick and Francesca Woodman. After earning a BA Religion at Denison University, Ross moved to the West. Her independence, sense of adventure and curiosity compelled her to work on a self-sustained cattle ranch in the Chilcotin of British Columbia. She lived in Wyoming for five years working as a photojournalist, assisting photographers and working in restaurants while avidly backcountry skiing. In 2008 Ross moved to California to pursue an MFA Photography at Brooks Institute. She became interested in wet plate collodion process when she viewed a collection of early 20th century prisoner mug shots. Ross began working with wet plate collodion in 2010. Wet plate collodion process has become the ideal format for Ross, who seeks autonomy and at the same time a sense of connection. Ross finds freedom in taking raw materials and transforming those into photographs. The slow pace of collodion requires a presence and intimacy that connects her to both the physical and spiritual world.
Ross lives and works in the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara, CA.