PHOTOGRAPHER. CREATIVE DIRECTOR. PRODUCER. RETOUCHER.
Los Angeles and Vancouver-based creative, Ashley Barker has been shooting photos of sport and cultural luminaries since her first image published 19 years ago. Her ability to connect with her subjects and clients is truly something special. An avid adventure seeker, surfer and snowboarder, Ashley thrives on radical open-mindedness and spontaneity. In her work, she fosters an collaborative, interactive environment with her subjects and brings their personalities to life with sharp and vibrant imagery. In both the commercial and editorial environments, she values hard work, teamwork, passion, persistence and leverages those principles to showcase talent, creativity and unique perspective with her award-winning action and lifestyle photography, production and directing.
WORDS FROM ASHLEY:
"I love everything about photography, directing and producing. I truly believe I was created for it and my unconditional love and empathy for all humans is a gift I feel great passion to share. From initial chats with individuals about their 'silly modest visions', to removing every wrinkle, I am in it til the end. The 'buzz', the excitement of storytelling is a currency to connect that never wears off for me. I expose my vulnerabilities and love for life with my subjects so they can do the same. I feed off of relationships and open environments that promote success. I am so fortunate to have discovered photography as a career path, when I was 14 and over the years I have made hundreds of mistakes. I've gained so much knowledge and experience and always have so much more to grow and give. These decades of passion have introduced me to many talented individuals of now whom I call my TEAM. We are fully competent in bringing your ideas to life, as creative problem solvers, pre-production experts, photo-retouching and social delivery. No idea, no dream is too big, we eat that stuff for breakfast and dinner. Let's work together!" - Ashley
Transworld Snowboarding, Harley Davidson Magazine, Snowboarder Magazine, ESPN, Freeskier, Snowboard Magazine, Powder, Skateboard Canada, Snowboard Canada, Slash, Kingsnow, Onboard, Method, MBM, Pleasure, Whitelines, Frequency, ESPN, Snowboard Magazine, Powder, Golden Ride, Act, Freerun Japan, TWS Japan, Transfer, Skateboard Canada, Skier Magazine, Mountain Life, Sport Net Magazine, Brothers Factory, Snowsurf, Golden Ride, Cooler, Frequency, Future Magazine, Snowplanet