ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Ashley has been a professional photographer for over 15 years, during which time his images of town and countryside have graced the pages of Derbyshire Life. His commercial work has taken him all over the county, with major commissions from Derby Cathedral Quarter (official photographer since 2008), Derbyshire County Council (photographing parks, walkways, cycle paths), Derbyshire Dales (local industry), Arkwright Society at Cromford Mills, DerwentWise, Mercia Marina, Milford Care Homes and T C Harrison Ford, plus estate agents, builders, hotels, pubs, restaurants, charities and children’s nurseries. In more recent years Ashley has run an annual May workshop in Tuscany with landscape photographer Wayne Brittle.
Most of Ashley’s local landscape photography is focused on the Derwent Valley where he lives, especially as he is working towards the publication of the first photo book and exhibition of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in 2021.