About - David Ash Photography
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We are all storytellers. I could use words; but the teaching and translating of them are my bread and butter; so it is in photography that I find a respite from language, a space to create without the need to form sentences.  


For me, as for so many photographers, this urge to communicate in images is something to do with learning to see, celebrate and explore the world with fresh eyes. It's about taking time to let the ordinary reveal the unexpected and looking for beauty in unpromising places. There's something about framing a moment in a rectangle which gives it significance, something irresistible about the challenge of squeezing four dimensions into two.

I have been taking photographs for over 30 years, but it is only since websites like this made it possible to reach a wide audience that I have started to sell my work. Many of the images I publish here are about Kings Norton, the English village which has been my home since 1997. Inhabited for at least the past 1,000 years, it belongs to the City of Birmingham in name only. Its history and the ancient buildings at its heart tell of other allegiances and of deep ties to neighbouring Worcestershire. Its rich community life, much of it focused on the parish church and the adjacent Saint Nicolas' Place, is one of the stories you will find in these galleries.   

There are others. Natural beauty and old buildings, particularly places of worship, gardens, or houses with a long history, are amongst my recurring themes. Local people and events feature largely too, as do my travels in Europe and beyond.

Galleries for private clients are hidden from public view. If you would like me to create one for you, I'd be happy to hear from you. Just click on the Contact link at the top of the page. 
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