Photo by Jeff Johnson
Howdy, FunkZone Podcast listeners! We got our second episode up for you, on time like we said we would. This week we sit down with photographer Lindsey Ross.
Lindsey Ross began exploring old and alternative methods of photography at Brooks Institute and since then has gone on to focus of the wet collodion process. At the moment she is rockin’ the FunkZone at La Chambre Photographique, where she creates modern portraits that look like they come from the mid 19th century. She joins a sub-culture of photographers who choose to leave behind digital and embrace old technologies.
In this jolly chat, we talk about her art, life and working in the FunkZone.
- The meticulous nature of old photographic technology
- Her experience at Fort Hayes School of the Arts, Columbus Ohio
- How collodion reminds her of her childhood
- Working with intuition and her learning curve
- The toxicity of the process
- Carlton Watkins’ landscape photographs
- How a technology’s limitations become its aesthetic signature
- Her Little Mermaid commission
- Her early life in the midwest
- Her undergrad studies in Theology at Denison University
- How she convinced her family to go to church
- Her move to Wyoming and how rural people don’t conform to stereotypes
- Her stint in journalism and covering local politics
- How moving to Isla Vista changed her art path
- Brooks Institute and her faux journalist experience
- How her art annoyed a National Geographic photographer
- The unavoidable whimsy of Santa Barbara
- The evolution of the FunkZone
If you can’t see the embedded podcast above, here are other ways to listen:
- Listen to it on iTunes
- Download this episode here
Subscribe to our show on iTunes
Or for non-iTunes people out there, subscribe to our RSS Feed
Lastly, our theme tune is brought to you by Raw Vegan.