Vintage Portrait Pop-Up with Lindsay Ross


Lindsey Ross, fine art and portrait photographer based in Santa Barbara, will be making tintype and ambrotype portraits at Heritage Goods and Supply in Carpinteria

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 26th, 27th & 28th from 9am to 6pm.  Ross specializes in historical photographic processes, particularly wet plate collodion.  She uses chemicals, a darkroom, vintage techniques and equipment to make one of a kind portraits on glass or metal.  Each appointment will be about 30 min.  Appointments are limited so Ross recommends making an appointment ahead of time.  Please email to make an appointment.

Price: $350 (8 x 10)
Bio: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 was the subject of the film "Lindsey Ross: A Less Convenient Path" which was official selection for Telluride Mountain Film Festival 2017 and Banff Mountain Film Festival 2017.  She participated in artist residencies with the Telluride Mountain Film Festival, Squire Foundation and has been selected for a forthcoming residency at the Budapest Art Factory in 2019. 

Ross has lives and works in the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara, CA.


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