Ross Fraser McLean

CEIBA Studio
Summerhall Arts 
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 1EB 


Ross Fraser McLean is a photographer working within the arts
born in Dundee, Scotland.  He currently runs both…
StudioRoRo commissioned photographic services &
CEIBA Studio creative studio, Summerhall Arts, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 1EB 

Key Commissions include

- 'Apple'  Meet the Creators UK campaign - Behind the Mac, with a portrait of Gabriella Marcella of Risotto Studio, featured alongside her iMac on a three storey high billboard along with a national television campaign (2020)

- ‘V&A Dundee’ official photographic documentation of the construction & outreach community projects also originally commissioned as an artist to create an exhibition of large scale photographic works illustrating Dundee living rooms before building work had begun (2013 - 2018) 

- ‘Make Works’ mapping manufacturing in Scotland, three months of twice daily visits to crafts-people and manufacturers all across Scotland. Visual documentation working with both photography and film (2013 - 2014) 

- ‘Edinburgh Art Festival‘ photographic documentation, installation and live event documentation photography 

- ‘Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Grow Wild - wild flower & fungi - community outreach project 

- ‘Dundee City Council’ commissioned to create imagery to illustrate Dundee as an international tourist destination "Scotland's coolest city"

- ‘Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’ furniture design project - process & product photography 

- ‘SMAS - Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service’ - multiple case study site visits & conference photography 

- ‘Old School Fabrications’ – documentation of the team at work, their workshops and commissioned projects

- ‘Scottish Sculpture Workshop’ photographic documentation of open weekend events, community engagement, facilities and bronze pour 

- ‘Hayley Scanlan’ multiple look books created for this fashion label with precision lighting in a minimalist studio environment, published when she appeared in Netflix's "Next in Fashion"


Equally at home working on set ups in the studio alongside hunting out more ephemeral moments in the street, from architecture to portraiture, Ross is equipoised with a variety of photographic disciplines. 

Having initially developed his craft in Scotland where the photography market dictates a diversity of skills, he has now applied these across the globe, working and self-funding this travel with his camera.

Completing extensive photography projects across… 
Russia, Mongolia, China, Japan (2004), Lebanon (2005), Spain, Istanbul (2006), China (2007), USA (2008), Cuba (2009), Hungary (2010), India (2011), + Scotland (2013) 

More recently he has been exploring rituals of death and systems for living across Mexico (2014 - 2016) and a Sahara Desert rose harvest festival in Morocco (2017) 

CEIBA Studio was set up in 2016 as a multidisciplinary artist studio, based in Summerhall Arts, Edinburgh.  Here he regularly hosts artist residencies within the space and documents each of the artist’s creative processes through short films.

References available upon request.

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