Heidi Ross, Photographer | Nashville: Scenes from the New American South

Heidi Ross, Photographer | Nashville: Scenes from the New American South

Heidi Ross’ new book of photography, called Nashville: Scenes from the New American South, overwhelms me with gratitude for the friendships I’ve made during my 15 years in Nashville. Enjoyed through a more macro lens, it gives me an enormous sense of pride in the creative community that’s flourishing in my adopted hometown. “It City” didn't get that way by accident; it came from a lot of hard work. Nashville is a community of self-motivated ass-kickers who make things happen and get. it. done. Heidi is one of those ass-kickers.

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Andra Eggleston, Textile Designer & Owner of Electra Eggleston

Andra Eggleston, Textile Designer & Owner of Electra Eggleston

If Andra Eggleston’s last name sounds familiar, you can thank your art history teacher. Her dad is William Eggleston, the iconic Memphis-based photographer who is widely considered to be the father of color photography. Electra Eggleston is a project that the father-daughter team shares, with Andra using Eggleston pere’s sketches to make gorgeous textiles. We go deep here, all the way back to her eccentric childhood, which is totally fascinating. Heidi Ross took the dreamy photos of Andra and her son, Louie.

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