Much of my work exists as narratives relating to an exploration of identity and emotionality. For ZOOM, I decided to focus on an ambiguous narrative of sexuality and violence, leaving much of the story out of frame to maximize individual elements and minimize the information available to construct a more wholesome story. By zooming in on the details, the imagination needed to find a linear relationship between what is happening in the image and in the greater story increases, leaving the spectator to do more of the mental work to deconstruct what is being transmitted.

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”. 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 II: DISPOSABLE here.

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