Ryann Ford took her first photo at age 12 with her father's Pentax Spotmatic from Vietnam. She established a career as a fine art lanscape photographer in Los Angeles, where her work focused on artifacts of the abandoned American desert and the fading landscape of California's Salton Sea. After relocating from Los Angeles to Austin, she shifted her focus to commercial work. She now shoots regularly for such clients as The New York Times, Southern Living and Texas Monthly. Ford's current personal project documents the vanishing roadside rest areas of America's highways.