Dagoba Photography specialises hotels, resorts and holiday accommodation photography for tourism and hospitality publications and promotional media. Though when I’m not capturing four walls and a pool, I try to break away from the architectural lines and turn my lens elsewhere, where I love to capture the one off shots. Sounds like a normal thing to do for a photographer. Well yes it but its an art to do it well, and practising it never ends. I try to create strong simple scenes that are ephemeral and disappear in a second, never to be repeated. Alongside this I try to capture a curious and entertaining tale, and convey it creatively. In December 2014 I won an international street photography competition, selected by judges then voted for by the public, I went on to win the overall photograph of the year with his deserted scene “Signs of Human Influence (without Humans)”.
Simon Ashmore is the photographer behind ‘Dagoba Photography’ and Dagoba Media. Based in the heart of Robin Hood Country, in Nottinghamshire, commuting to work can mean working anywhere in the world, at any given point – a passport, a plane, a backpack and my camera kit makes him as mobile as he needs when work calls.
I studied in art, art history, architecture and design, then went on apply the skills of an artist exchanging a colour palette for a palette of sound studying music. Then worked in the design, communications and marketing industry for many years lead me to the path of what I do now. Photography has always been there surrounding all aspects of my training and working practise. Its at my core of production for creativity and sense of achievement.