Lindsey Ross

Fall 2017 Artist in Residence


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. After earning a BA in 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.  

In 2008 Ross moved to California to pursue an MFA Photography.  She became interested in wet plate collodion process when she viewed a collection of early 20th century prisoner mug shots.  Ross has worked with wet plate collodion process since 2011. This process has become the ideal format for Ross, who seeks autonomy and at the same time a sense of connection.  The slow pace of collodion requires a presence and intimacy that connects her to both the physical and spiritual world.

Ross has exhibited in group shows at galleries such as Walls Space Gallery and Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA; Duncan Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Society of Photographic Educators, St. Louis, MO; Kimball Arts Center, Park City, UT; Stronghouse Gallery, Telluride, CO, and Asymbol Gallery, Jackson, WY.  She has collaborated with organizations such as Levi's Vintage Clothing, Red Wing Shoes, Visit Santa Barbara, Sweetgrass Productions and Chris Robinson Brotherhood.  

Ross has been featured in Collective Quarterly, Santa Barbara Magazine, Fabrik, US Airways Magazine, Powder Magazine, and Art Ltd.  She lives in the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara, CA and runs her studio, La Chambre Photographique.


Video segment on New Day Northwest, featuring Lindsey and her photographic process