Gina Roston was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Her vivid imagination and need to explore people and places outside her realm led her to study abroad at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art for a summer and then backpack alone throughout Europe visiting 11 countries and numerous cities. It was during this trip that her eyes and heart became opened to the history, people, struggles and joys of the world and as a result she came to the conclusion that the pursuit of one’s dreams was the only path to walk in life.
Upon returning to the States, Gina pursued a career in Theatre Arts. She studied the Meisner Technique and graduated from the Joanne Baron DW Brown Studio and holds a BA degree of Theatre Arts from California State University Northridge. She worked professionally as a model and actress for 10 years before turning to photography.
After an extended trip to France and Spain in 2008, Gina decided to turn her passion for photography from hobby to career. Gina immersed herself in the art and craft of photography and was the recipient of the 2012 Bernice Abbot Prize for an Emerging Photographer. She is a graduate of the Professional Photography Program at the Julia Dean School (JDPW) in Hollywood, CA where she currently holds residency. Gina’s work has exhibited in galleries nationwide and she is currently working on two fine art series involving social issues dear to her heart.