Ross received an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. Upon graduating, he has worked as a freelance photographer, taking him around the world and extensively throughout the United States.

Ross is the recipient of a National Geographic Young Explorers grant. His extensive 40,000 mile, fourteen-month project, the American Festivals Project, was acquired by, and is featured on National Geographic.com.

Ross is working on a feature-length documentary about the acclaimed photographer, Sam Abell.

Outside of the world of video and photography, Ross is the Director of the Charlottesville Mural Project.