Piece description from the artist
Opened on May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was designed by German immigrant John Augustus Roebling and was the world's longest bridge at the time. It has a main span across the East River of 1,595.5 ft, connecting Brooklyn to Manhattan, and was the first cable suspension bridge ever completed; it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972. It is undoubtedly an icon of not only New York, but also America, and this visit in 2014 was actually my first time crossing the bridge on foot (even after having lived there & visited many, many times). Not ashamed to say that it was HBO's Sex and the City that made me add it to my personal bucket list.
Ashland grew up in Southeast Virginia surrounded by lush rural landscapes, great protected swamp lands, national & state parks, the Chesapeake Bay, the Eastern Shore, the breathtaking Skyline Drive & Blue Ridge Mountains, and the inlets & oceans of Virginia & North Carolina.
It was this constant variation in natural beauty that first drew his eye to the camera; that, and the constant joy of capturing life's candid moments on film. Although no particular subject is banned from the lens of Ashland's camera, it is landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife, and nature that truly captures his heart.
"There's always more to see, more to learn, more to be wowed about-I just hope you enjoy what I see in the world."
A constant staple on the likes of Instagram, Flickr, and Facebook, Ashland currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, and looks forward to many more years of development, collaboration, creativity, world travel, and art.