Chris Triebert, Photographer
The photographic process, and its abundance of image-making possibilities, has been a part of my life since my early 20s. A native of Long Island, NY, I graduated from the Art Institute of Boston where I studied graphic design and photography. I worked as a designer for over a decade in Boston, before relocating to Vermont to open a graphic design/photography studio with my partner, Carol. My background in design and my love of Vermont’s rural environment are powerful influences in my artistic expression.
Working for many years as a landscape photographer, my images have been represented by publishers in the US and Europe including Graphique de France, Boston and Paris; Aperture, NY; and The Art Group,UK. My original prints are held in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Polo Ralph Lauren, Bank of America, and The Ritz Carlton Hotel, as well as by many private collectors.
My work has been exhibited in galleries throughout New England, at the NY Photography Show, in interior design showrooms in NY and LA, and at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. My studio is open to the public every July during Southern Vermont’s annual Rock River Artists Tour.
From my studio along the river in South Newfane, whether working in still life, portraiture, abstract or landscape-inspired work, I explore new and traditional approaches in photography to create unique, personal, and compelling imagery.
In 2010 Carol and I took a new direction in our lives, when we milled the lumber from a huge hemlock tree on our property to build a one-room cabin at the edge of our woods. Since then, we’ve been hosting guests every spring through fall at our charming Rock River Cabin. It’s a tremendously satisfying experience for us to share our small piece of Vermont heaven with others.
Carol Ross, Designer
I grew up in City Island, a tiny island off the coast of the Bronx. After graduating from Hunter College, I started my career in a large packaging design studio in NY. Wanting a slower pace, I migrated north to Boston and was an art director in advertising agencies and magazine publishing. Wanting a still-slower pace, I moved to Vermont in 1990 with my partner Chris, where I began a new adventure, shaping my thinking and expanding my world.
We started a graphic design and photography studio here along the Rock River in South Newfane and serviced many clients in the specialty food, education, and hospitality industries. I was also the co-founder and Creative Director of Laughing-Stock.com, a web-based illustration licensing agency.
Over the years, I’ve lead workshops in Vermont both in our studio and also at River Gallery School of Art in Brattleboro helping others to express themselves in a supportive, fun, and non-judgmental environment.
In recent years, after a 2-decade hiatus, I have fallen in love with pottery again. I was hooked as soon as I got back on the wheel and felt the clay move through my hands. I am currently producing a line of small functional clay forms with a unique signature handle design. My graphic design background and my appreciation for simplicity of form, in art and life, inspires all my work – whether in clay, on paper, or for a commercial client.
From May through October we host an interesting and varied group of guests from all over the world who come to stay in our custom cabin by the Rock River. We are happy to introduce them to all that Vermont has to offer.