Steve Ashdown is a photographer and graphic artist working on commercial projects where creativity and communication of brand values are key. With a background originally in design and marketing Steve has committed his career to turning creative ideas into tangible images that capture the essence of a campaign and generate results.
He is experienced working both on location and in the studio for marketing teams, agencies and occasional editorial clients where commercial products need to be turned into irresistible objects of desire.
Steve works with some of the finest equipment available to ensure that every image is the very best that it can be. He generally uses a Hasselblad digital medium format camera although he also uses Canon DSLRs when conditions require it.
Steve regularly travels to China where he concentrates on capturing some of the undiscovered visual treasures this country has to offer. He has built up considerable links within the Chinese creative community which have allowed him to tackle specialist projects there.
Back in the UK Steve takes his role as a creative professional seriously. He is the Chairman of Creative Shropshire (the region’s creative network) and attends meetings of the UK Design Alliance.
Commercial projects are undertaken on location or at the Steve Ashdown Studio. While many of the projects Steve works on are for the vehicle industry he also creates images for advertising, marketing and editorial projects.
Steve takes on a small number of fine art commissions for private collectors who require a beautiful art piece that reflects the essence of a rare and exotic car collection. The final work may be a large one off print for display in the gallery, home or office, or a beautifully presented handmade book of prints. These unique works prove shrewd investments that add value to your car as well as being a beautiful item that will give you pleasure for many years.
As someone who travels widely Steve tries to take the opportunity to create images purely for pleasure. He has recently begun to exhibit this work is producing a small number of limited edition prints. These are produced at the very highest quality – c-type photographic prints framed to conservation or museum standards.