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Ashton Worthington – getting personal on Governor’s Island

Posted in Uncategorized, What's happening with the artists by K2Creative on May 1, 2013

Photographer Ashton Worthington is busy.  All the time.  We’re constantly making requests – from estimates, to high res imagery, to his latest location scout, to begging him to please STOP location scouting (he’s a bit of an addict).  And then he’s shooting.  And billing.  And retouching.  It’s refreshing to know that SOMETIMES (usually when he’s had enough of our phone calls and emails!) he get to shoot for himself.  This is one of those instances.  The beauty of it?  Ashton’s graphic sensibility transfers into the things he finds most beautiful.  Even when leaving the commercial world back at the studio, Ashton’s use of lines, patterns, dimension and color is consistent.  Hmmm…now I’m thinking of a book project I’d love to have him work on…in his spare time, of course.   Now back to work! 🙂

See below from Ashton:

I had an opportunity last spring to be on Governor’s Island when it was not open to the public, and got to a-wanderin. these buildings are just sitting there in decay – I love that stuff, being in spaces like that. similar to my mom’s stuff, they’ve taken in a palpable sense of the humanity that once occupied used and occupied them. to me it’s almost like I woke up one day and all the other people had just disappeared – a very eerie sense of aloneness but layered with a definite presence – almost like an echo.

I think these buildings have all been torn down since then.

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