Andrew Ross

Masterton, New Zealand, 1966

Andrew Ross began to take an interest in photography in the late 1980s, after completing his BA in History at Victoria University, Wellington. He worked as a darkroom technician between 1990 and 1995, before beginning his Wellington Views series in 1996, an exploration and documentation of the city’s liminal and forgotten spaces. Domestic and commercial, public and private, Ross’ camera captures people and places on the verge of ceasing to exist: boarding houses, workshops, meeting places, homes and businesses. For this series of works, Ross adopted the use of a large-format camera to capture a high level of detail and fine gradations of tone, creating works that, while documentary in intent, evoke a similar mood to the works of practicioners such as Laurence Aberhart. Ross lives and works in Wellington.

Auction Results

Approach to the Peter McLeavey Gallery

2001

gold toned gelatin silver print

121mm x 95mm

Achieved $996.63

Peter Mcleavey

2001

gelatin silver print

185mm x 235mm

Achieved $2,762.88

Peter Mcleavey Gallery (with Toss Woolaston painting)

2000

gelatin silver print

185mm x 235mm

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000

Peter Mcleavey Gallery

2001

gelatin silver print

185mm x 235mm

Achieved $1,801.81

Peter Mcleavey Gallery (last day before clearout)

2001

gelatin silver print

185mm x 235mm

Achieved $1,201.25