Ashton completed an Applied Photography degree at Salisbury College of Art, one of the leading centres for photographic education in the United Kingdom, from where Ashton achieved a degree with ‘Distinction’.
Straight from college Ashton embarked on a 2-year photographic world tour. This afforded him the time and space to explore and create his own unique photographic Techniques. He returned to England from his travels with an impressive portfolio of work.
Ashton based himself in London and began a 4-year photographic assistant role working with leading advertising photographers. Experiences gained during this time held Ashton in excellent stead when he was approached by WCRS. On behalf of their client the world-renowned mobile-operator Orange, to shoot Orange’s first Pan-European print campaign. Shot on location in Vietnam, the campaign was extremely well received within the advertising world and within days of the launch campaign, many well-respected photographic agents were approaching him Ashton chose to be represented by Joyce Morris in London who he is still with to this day.
Over the past 15 years Ashton has been commissioned by some of the world’s leading advertising agencies, namely JWT, Leo Burnett London, Leagas Delaney London, Saatchi & Saatchi, McCann-Erickson, Ogilvy, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, VCCP, TBWALondon, BBHLondon and DDBLondon working on UK, pan-European and worldwide campaigns for many of their prestigious global clients.
Landscape in the desert
New York Skyscrapers 3