Lisa Ross is a writer and fine art photographer. A graduate of the University of Southern California in Communications, she got her start in the fine art of photography under Duane Carter at the prestigious Hamilton High School Photography Department in Los Angeles founded by the Weston family. It was there that Ansel Adams and Bob Willoughby awarded her top honors in photography and encouraged her to pursue a career in art.
An allergy to darkroom chemicals led her down a different path, first as a psychotherapist and then as a political writer and consultant. The dawn of the digital darkroom allowed Lisa to return to her first love, photography. With images shot in the world’s most visually interesting places, her goal is to achieve the feel of a painting while retaining the immediacy of the photograph.
Her technique makes use of giclee - digitized negatives printed in inkjet archival pigment ink on large canvasses.
She wants the work to hang in spaces where people live, so the piece must be decorative and at the same time evoke an instant of time and place.”
Lisa's work has received numerous honors and has shown in juried art exhibits in San Diego, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Sacramento, including the San Diego Art Institute, La Jolla Art Association, Festival Del Mar and Artwalk, over the past six years as well as gracing the walls of private collectors around the country.
Lisa travels the world for inspiration. Available works are from Turkey, Ukraine, Greece, Paris and Southern France, Morocco, the Canary Islands, Croatia, Bulgaria and Spain. From Southeast Asia, there are pieces from Vietnam, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and India, and the Middle East includes works from Libya, Egypt and Syria. Last year she climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and tracked Mountain Gorillas in Uganda and recently returned from a 6000 mile rail journey across the Russian Far East, Siberia and Mongolia.