Monday, November 28, 2011

something recent. something imperfect. something simple.

::self portraiture, no matter how imperfect, is an honest reflection into the moment, the person, and the message you chose not to pass up::


i had a moment, a few days ago, in which i had it out (snapshot style) with my camera, and only a few minutes between a busy schedule & a busy schedule. this photo (above) is that moment. this is what 28 year old ashley looks like in diffused, early morning, autumn light. it's also a good exercise in learning how faces aren't necessarily very symmetrical (freckles, eyebrows, cheekbones ;)
35 mm f2 & terrible compression/low quality internet what-have-you(s) (blogspot might have just beat facebook in her quality...) but it was a raw moment and an honest moment & i kinda have a thing for those. it's the holidays, call me sentimental.

hope you all had a lovely thanksgiving. photo blog coming very soon of my Autumn behind the lens, & thank you for the psychotically awesome support both in my writing and imagery over the last 2 months.

a couple of notes for those who aren't on facebook or twitter, etc... :

** workshops *and* retreats are tentatively sold out, pending deposits. please drop a note if you'd like to be wait-listed.

** i'll be hopping a train in the next few weeks and traveling west. nothing will feel more beautiful than writing the novel while looking out a window, new imagery in my catch-light's.

** shooting for "Dust Bowl" will resume in Jan. after some much needed t-r-a-v-e-l. :)

** meow.

talk soon,

Monday, November 21, 2011

Recently Featured in Dolce & Gabbana's "Swide" Magazine!


I recently had the honor of doing a (very fun) interview w/ Dolce & Gabbana's "Swide" Magazine and definitely wanted to post the screenshots from that. A huge thanks to them & to my interviewer for making this, among many, a great time.

To read the article over there, click here.

Otherwise, here are the screenshots:

I hope you enjoy!

ashtree, x

Monday, November 14, 2011


guys & dolls! <3
how's fall been treating you? here, it's been pretty much divine. i can say this much: much tea has been consumed, and many long walks during the blue hour with pens and journals. additionally, i'm sitting (currently novel writing) in a stack of 100 year old poem books and doing my best to write several pieces of each chapter, just for the fun of it, on my antique typewriter :)

just wanted to post a quick blog, as I get a lot of emails around the holiday season(s) regarding imagery, sizing, and what I offer.

i'll keep it short & sweet!

sizing for prints are as follows (in inches)

**and so on**

:: when pieces are square format (a few in my port are) images are rounded to the nearest square offering, staying as close as possible to the above mentioned specs.

my imagery comes on fine art archival papers, and I offer both limited and non limited editions.
everything comes hand signed (of course) and, if applicable, numbered.

additionally, framing & matting are available w/ about a 2 week turnaround time (as of now) on top of about a 1 week for a simple print order.

please find below a small sampling of my pieces created within the last year (or so), though I'm sure blogspot is just going to break my heart with her ever-so-low quality ;)
feel free to clickity click to make'er just a bit bigger.

the entire roster of my work can be found on my WEBSITE, save for "Dust Bowl" which is (for now -sorry for the inconvenience) only viewable upon this blog as well as my 500 px. (though, this blog is the only place in which it's posted in it's entirety).

feel free to email w/ questions or to place an order. buying art shouldn't be scary or daunting, but fun. ya here? ;)


and that's all she wrote!

ashtree, x