Piece description from the artist
The Commonwealth of the Bahamas is a country consisting of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets. Most people automatically think of Nassau and the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, and hair braiding. But there is so much natural beauty to be witnessed as well. My last visit there took me to the island of Eleuthera, only about 1 mile wide and 100 miles long. The topography varies from wide rolling pink sandy beaches to large outcrops of ancient coral reefs.
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.