Old-school documentary photographer Andrew Ross still develops film by hand

Old-school documentary photographer Andrew Ross still develops film by hand

by Sharon Stephenson

 Andrew Ross  New Zealand’s oldest working light bulb, Masterton

Andrew Ross New Zealand’s oldest working light bulb, Masterton

First published in North & South Magazine, December 2017

You might have seen him driving around Wellington – wild, orange locks escaping from his helmet, a 100-year-old large-format camera strapped to the back of his vintage scooter.

Most likely, Andrew Ross would have been on his way to photograph the capital’s urban landscape, something he’s been doing since the early 1990s. “So many of our old buildings are lost to development,” says Ross. “I want my photos to pay homage to those buildings, to raise awareness of them and the people who live and work in them, before they are lost forever.

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