Harold Ross

Harold Ross

Harold Ross (b 1956), is an American fine-art photographer who lives and works in southern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Since 1979, Harold has been creating distinctive work in the studio as well as in the night landscape. For 27 years, he has specialized in light painting, a technique involving "painting" the light over a long time exposure. Harold actually refers to his process as “sculpting with light”. He also teaches workshops on his methods and regularly gives lectures on his work. Born into a military family in 1956, Harold grew up in New Mexico and Germany. His parents were adventurous, and took the family on outings almost every weekend... hiking in the desert, horseback riding and camping in the mountains, exploring castles and old gardens in Germany and camping in Italy. These outings, of course, left many lasting impressions. He earned a B.F.A from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), after which he produced fine art and taught photography at the college level for several years. His large scale color work has been exhibited, published and collected in the U.S. and internationally. International publications include Photo China Magazine, the Italian magazine Progresso Fotografico, the Ukrainian magazine Ukraine Photographer, and The Royal Photographic Society Journal, among others. Here at home, his work has been featured in LensWork #93 and #121, The New York Times LENS blog, Luminous Landscape, and Professional Photographer Magazine, among others. In 2011, Harold was invited to participate in an exhibition of landscape photography in Inner Mongolia, China along with 10 other American and 20 Chinese photographers. He was also chosen as one of four photographers to exhibit in the inaugural FRESH 2011, at Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.
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Articles by Harold Ross


The Sculptural Aspects of Light

"My quest, through the magic of light and shadow, is to isolate, to simplify and to give emphasis to form with the greatest clarity. To indicate


Sculpting with Light

Anselmo Generator.  This image is of one of the huge generators that powered the pully system that lowered men and mules into the mines in