Hi, my name is Lina Forrester, and I like to tell ghost stories with my cameras...

About My Work

Using a variety of experimental methods, from trick photography to unique film development strategies, I like to tell stories about lonely ghosts, beautiful things in dark places, and residual apparitions wandering haunted forests. 

 I aim to create pieces that are a quiet sort of eerie, like the shiver you feel when the wind blows in late autumn. My work should not be seen as macabre or even horrifying. Instead, think of the apparitions as the voices of the misunderstood. They are the ghosts who merely want you to know they're there.

Want to go behind-the-scenes of my process? Come check out my Patreon!

A Bit of Backstory...

Throughout my childhood I was fascinated by the paranormal and ghost stories. I devoured Casper the Friendly Ghost comic books and watched tons of Are You Afraid of the Dark. As a teenager I could be found trekking in the woods to find Civil War battlegrounds and researching local ghost legends with my friends. 

I studied Psychology in college in the hopes to help the misunderstood living, but my real passion lied in writing short stories and novels about the misunderstood dead. Still, it wasn't until my early thirties that I realized my stories could be best told--and seen--through the powerful medium of photography.

Recent Exhibitions & Events

Photography & Digital Art, Capital Arts Gallery, Jefferson City, MO

Porchfest, Downtown Event in Jefferson City, MO

In Celebration of Trees, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury Vermont

Botanicals, Light Space & Time Gallery, Online

Burst into Bloom, Millhouse, McKinney, Texas

Jefferson City Art Club Adult Exhibition, Professional Division, Capital Arts Gallery, Jefferson City, MO, Awards: 2nd, 3rd, and an Honorable Mention in photography and 3rd place in mixed media

Past Exhibitions & Events

2021

Jefferson City Art Club Adult Exhibition, Professional Division, Capital Arts Gallery, Jefferson City, MO, Awards: 2nd, 3rd, and an Honorable Mention in photography and 3rd place in mixed media

Love Where you Live, Photography Exhibition, McClung Park Indoor Pavilion, Jefferson City, MO, Awards: First Place and Mayor’s Choice

2020

Jefferson City Virtual Porchfest, Online Event

Jefferson City Art Club Adult Exhibit, Capital Arts, Jefferson City, MO, Awards: First in Mixed Media, Second in Watercolor, Third in Mixed Media

Online Gallery, Capital Arts, Online

Jefferson City Virtual PorchFest, Online Event

11th Annual Abstracts, Light Space Time,  Online

Hot or Cold, Capital Arts, Jefferson City, Missouri 

Winter, Envision Arts Gallery, Online

2019

Give the Gift of Art, Capital Arts Gallery, Jefferson City, Missouri

Vibrant by Envision Arts, Frisco Art Gallery, Frisco, Texas

Visual Art Inspired by Music, SquidInk Gallery, Online

Porchfest, Local Festival, Forest Hill, Jefferson City, Missouri

CelebARTy, Auction, Jefferson City, Missouri

Myths and Legends, Featured Artist, Capital Arts Gallery, Jefferson City, Missouri

Solo Exhibition, Runge Nature Center, Jefferson City, Missouri

Terra & Tide, Envision Arts, Online

Chalk Art Competition, Local Event, Riverside Park, Jefferson City, MO

Tell a Story, Capital Arts Gallery, Jefferson City, MO

Missouri State Fair, Professional Division, Sedalia, Missouri, Award: Honorable Mention

Life's a Beach, Capital Arts Gallery, Jefferson City, MO

Porchfest, Local Festival, Capitol Ave Historical District, Jefferson City, Missouri

Jefferson City Art Club Adult Exhibition, Amateur Division, Capital Arts Gallery, Jefferson City, MO, Awards: First Place in mixed media, Second Place in watercolor, Honorable Mention in mixed media

People, Pets, and Silhouettes, Capital Arts Gallery, Jefferson City, MO

2018

Give the Gift of Art, Capital Arts Gallery, Jefferson City, MO

Jefferson City Art Crawl, Local Event, Jefferson City, MO

Transportation, Capital Arts Gallery, Jefferson City, MO

Missouri State Fair, Amateur Division, Sedalia, MO, Awards: Rainbow Ribbon (1st)

Fact or Fiction, Capital Arts Gallery, Jefferson City, MO, Award: Honorable Mention

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