Ashley Smith

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

I seek to capture in my work the mundane darkness of urban decay along with its grunge that creeps just out of sight of our well-ordered consumer lives. I especially love B&W photography, as I feel it transcends the momentary Maya-like illusion of colour, instead revealing a world wrought from the hidden play of shadows and light.

I suppose, I’m drawn toward the lighting techniques of Film Noir and its associated literature because it aligns with my own jaded cynicism towards many of society’s consumerist values and its institutions.

Books by Ashley Smith