I grew up in an automotive family, surrounded by old decaying cars and gas cans that eventually became like still-lifes. My dad owns a salvage yard on an old country street and that salvage yard quickly became one of my favorite places to create art. Each car filled with abandoned belongings, each busted windowshield and mangled hood had a story. It was often a tragic series of events that led to anything being on that lot that served as a final resting place to lost causes. I chose to explore the word “disposable” through objects that seemed to contain narratives that time forgot. Utilizing the deterioration that I found at this rural Louisiana salvage yard, I chose to explore themes of deterioration, destruction, and object identity.

Born in Shreveport, LA , Ransom Ashley is a photographer, actor, and cinematographer. He attended Parsons The New School for Design in New York City where he was concentrating on photography. He has shown work internationally and been included in shows at the New Britain Museum of American Art, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, and Masur Museum of Art, among others. He has also been featured in select publications such as Parallel Magazine, Ignant Magazine, Metal Magazine, and Dazed and Confused Magazine. Ashley is currently working on his body of work entitled “Louisiana”, debuting in 2017. He is also set to appear alongside Oscar Winning Actress Holly Hunter in the upcoming southern drama "Strange Weather" and in the upcoming crime thriller "Sense of Urgency".

See more of Ashley's work on his website and Instagram. // SHOP Ashley's VISCERAL8 prints here.

See Ashley's series for VOLUME I : FORM here.