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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 work, life and working in the FunkZone.

Topics include:

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

You can find Lindsey at her two websites:
http://www.lindseyrossphoto.com/
http://www.lachambrephotographique.com/

Direct download: 002_Lindsey_Ross.mp3
Category:creativity -- posted at: 4:35pm PDT

#001 R. Nelson Parrish

Hi folks!

In this inaugural broadcast of the Funk Zone Podcast I sat down with fine artist and resin-master (resin-ator?) R. Nelson Parrish in his Boat Yard studios and talked about his life, career, influences, and life in Santa Barbara by way of Alaska.


In this episode we talked about:
* The history of Boat Yard Studios, and life in SoCo (that’s “South of Cota” St.)
* Color theory
* How Parrish went from business to photography in University of Nevada at Reno
* What a “typical” Reno student is and/or was
* Parrish’s Olympic dreams
* Why art is a drug
* How film critic Howard Rosenberg changed his life
* Working and welding in Alaska
* Parrish’s cross-country trip and the mixtape he had that whole trip
* How the Internet has changed the art business
* How Alaska teaches self-sufficiency
* How Parrish’s granddad started Alaska’s university system
* Why Alaska offers a school in understanding color and time
* The influence of John McCracken, minimalism, Finish Fetish and Light & Space
* The idea and promise of the Perfect Object
* Visiting Marfa, Texas
* Designing a giant Les Paul guitar for the Sunset Strip
* How surfboards and their mythology influenced his totem series
* How Gerhard Richter changed the course of Parrish’s life and career
* The limits of gallery representation
* Parrish’s yearly challenge, physically and mentally
* How the selfie is changing everything, especial in Southern California

You can learn more about R. Nelson Parrish at his website: www.rnelsonparrish.com

Direct download: 01_001__R._Nelson_Parrish_1.mp3
Category:creativity -- posted at: 3:32pm PDT

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