Ross Mantle (b.1985, USA) is a freelance photographer based in Pittsburgh, Pa. He holds a degree in Visual Communication from Ohio University and has worked for newspapers and on projects throughout the United States and abroad. His work has been featured in publications worldwide, including The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times among others. Ross’ personal work often focuses on the quirks of American life and the unique relationship between person and place. Ross enjoys riding bikes, eating cheap burritos and making iced tea. He’d be happy to play you in air hockey or take an assignment anywhere you may want to send him.
Best artist statement ever. (Admittedly, not a high bar.) He must have missed the "how to write an incredibly douchey artist statement that makes everyone want to punch you in the face" lesson. His photography is pretty good, too -- go check it out. (via Verve Photo)