My current personal project is "Always August : Rituals".
My son August was officially diagnosed with autism this year. He has been receiving therapies and early intervention for over 2 years no, and I have slowly come to terms with knowing that his future may look a bit different than how I had imagined when he was still in my belly.
Autism is a tricky thing. There is no "one size fits all" diagnosis, the signs and symptoms vary from one person with autism to the next, and often times there are no real physical/outward markers that would alert people to that fact that a child may be acting a certain way because he has autism.
For the last two years, I have been documenting his special rituals in a photography project called "Always August : Rituals". This project has opened my eyes and helped me in so many ways.
As an artist, I believe it is important to continue to make art for yourself in addition to making art for your clients. In order to do this, I have a few personal projects that are on-going... and once in a while I look for models to help some of my artistic visions come to life. If you are interested in being considered for one of my fine art projects, please contact me by using the form below.
Collaborating with other photographers and artists is a great way to grow the creative community, to inspire each other and to fuel creativity. I am honored to take part in collaborations for varying projects. If you are interested in collaborating with me, please contact me.
workshops & Mentoring
Studio La Muse hosts and teaches a variety of creative workshops in our studio space in Jena. If you have any special requests for a certain type of workshop, or if you are interested in hosting a workshop in our studio space, please contact Ash at the email address listed at the bottom of this site, with the subject line 'Workshop idea'. Upcoming workshops will be posted to the Journal Section of this site.
Ashleigh is available for one to one mentoring or small group mentoring programs, in person or online. There are a variety of mentoring session types to choose from with topics including; Photographic Techniques, Pricing & Creating Value in your Work, Finding your Style & Brand Identity, Refining your Artistic Vision, Website Planning & Building, Portfolio/Image Critique, and Q&A sessions. If you are interested in learning more about our mentoring program, please contact Ash via the email address below.