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Ashley's Portfolio and Bio
"When I take photos, I think it’s important that I am not taking photos of things or places, but rather
I am taking photos of pieces of things and places. Because of this distinction, I don’t have many rules
for what I can or cannot photograph. If there is an aesthetic that I appreciate, I just frame and take the shot.
When I go out, most of the time I do not bring my camera. I see more without it, because I’m not tying
to determine what’s a good shot and what’s not. Instead I am humbled. I just rely on my senses and practice seeing things.
It’s more important that the processes that allow me to find good shots work than that I am always getting shots.
So I get my practice most often without a camera.
When I see something, I just appreciate that I saw it. I don’t plan to come back to it.
Instead, I accept that if I am ever around there again, with a camera, I just might expect that I would take that shot.
But keeping my plans open, I can always improvise."
Ashley Attwood is from London, United Kingdom.
Ashley photographs a great variety of genres but to me, he is most at home with his landscapes.
In my opinion landscapes are difficult to photograph in a style that you can call your own.
How can one stylize a view which already possesses its own character?
But Ashley does it effortlessly as he implements his delicate observations of nature onto his lens.