Celebrating Asheville’s ASE Photography

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This August marks my third year as ASE Photography, my photography business which focuses on capturing the character and personality of my subjects. It’s certainly been fun to watch my photography skills and portfolio grow. Living in Asheville, I’ve enjoyed some amazing opportunities to work with other local artists and business people who have helped me improve my art and expand my brand. In celebration, I wanted to share some of my favorite work with the wonderful people of this artistic Asheville community which has helped start ASE Photography. Below are some examples of my favorite work, enjoy and thanks!

A beautiful May wedding at Yesterday Spaces.

A beautiful May wedding at Yesterday Spaces.

I worked my first wedding for a teammate in December 2012 and immediately fell in love with the style of photography as weddings are the perfect fit for my aesthetic of capturing love and genuine emotions. Visit my wedding site to see more wedding photos.

Fashion shoot in the Historic Montford Neighborhood

Fashion shoot in the Historic Montford Neighborhood

When Jaimie of JaimieMollie.com came to me asking if I could take photos for her fashion blog, I delightedly accepted. This led to a beautiful partnership and a lot of fun hunting through Asheville for creative places to shoot.

Judah and the Lion at the Orange Peel in February.

Judah and the Lion at the Orange Peel in February.

Last winter, I joined the Orange Peel House Photography team. Great live music AND photography? What’s not to love.

Advertising photos for my friend's home listing on Airbnb

Advertising photos for my friend’s home listing on Airbnb

I’ve always loved interior design, so when my friend asked me to photograph her home capturing its essence for promotion on Airbnb, I jumped at the chance. Not two weeks later, I started working for Morehouse Interiors in photography and social media and have loved every minute of it.

The Wedge

The Wedge

Joining the Ask Asheville team has offered me the chance not only to see and learn more about this beautifully unique city, but also to connect with numerous local business people. I’m looking forward to continuing my work with Gary as Ask Asheville’s signature photographer.

Fried Calamari from The Glass Onion

Fried Calamari from The Glass Onion

Being a summer intern for The Laurel of Asheville meant getting my work – both photography and writing – published for the first time, and what a whirlwind it was.

Chudier Pal goes up for a rebound against Winthrop

Chudier Pal goes up for a rebound against Winthrop

The upcoming school year also marks my third year as head photographer for the UNC Asheville Athletic Department. As a UNCA cross country and track athlete and sports enthusiast, photographing my fellow Bulldogs never feels like work.

Getting back to my photographic roots with film

Getting back to my photographic roots with film

Finally, I have found my photographic “voice” illustrating the necessity of art in all our lives. The photo above is from my latest project documenting my personal experiences in places that are overly photographed, such as the beach, using multiple exposure on film. You can read more about the project on my blog, Seriously-creative.blogspot.com.

I hope you have enjoyed a taste of my work. Feel free to contact me at aseartistry10@gmail.com to set up a photo shoot. Or visit my online gallery to order from some of my favorite images I’ve taken in my photographic adventures.

 

-Adrian Etheridge

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[Wedding] Destination: Asheville

Asheville Weddings

Asheville is quickly becoming a premier wedding destination, and it’s easy to see why! Last month I worked a beautiful May wedding at Yesterday Spaces and the mountain views, rustic barn, glowing sunset, and nostalgic rope swing made for perfect backdrops for photos. As our fair city combines natural beauty with unique artistry, why get married anywhere else?

Photographed by: ASE Photography

Venue: Yesterday Spaces

Dress: Maggi Bridal (Raleigh)

Catering: Luella’s Bar-B-Que

Cake: Short Street Cakes

Flowers: Farm Girl Flowers (Lauri Newman)

Decorations: DIY

More photos below, and to check out the full wedding album click here.

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Morehouse Interiors, Bringing Creative Collaboration to your Home

Morehouse Interiors Studio Stroll Invitation AskA (Foreword by Adrian Etheridge, of ASE Photography)

It was the week before finals and amidst my frenzy to find a job for the summer, I happened across a flyer advertising a communications intern position with a “local interior design firm specializing in collaboration with local artists.” In a fit of excitement, I emailed the contact immediately, crossing my fingers for a job that would combine my skills in photography and social media with my love for interior design – not to mention the added of intensive of working closely with local artists (as art is my passion.)

Happily, I landed this dreamy internship, and have more than enjoyed working there the past few weeks. Caitlin Morehouse – who indeed specializes in collaboration with local artists, as the decorated walls of our studio show – is an artist herself who “believes that the less we look for boundaries between the two, the more beautiful spaces we can create.” She loves finding the art that speaks to clients and collaborating to turn their interiors into livable, personal works of art. With her quirky taste in vibrant and bold pieces (be them vibrant upholstery fabrics, ceramic backsplash tiles detailing a landscape, or handmade sardine-plastered bowls) getting a behind-the-scenes look into designing a home has been quite exhilarating.
Our fabric library is ever-growing. If you're looking for beautiful, quality fabrics then come to our studio, pull up a chair, and enjoy flipping through our many sample books.

Our fabric library is ever-growing. If you’re looking for beautiful, quality fabrics then come to our studio, pull up a chair, and enjoy flipping through our many sample books.

And now, we of Morehouse Interiors are happy to announce that this year we set up shop in the quirky River Arts District of Asheville, NC. In looking for a studio space, Caitlin’s vision was for it to “be a creative space in the truest sense. A place for people to get inspired and turn inspiration into various artistic collaborations; from hanging paintings to reuphostering a sofa.” Studio 254 in Riverview Station allows us to do just that, with a place to showcase some of the work of local artists with whom we collaborate for interior design projects, as well as sell interesting pieces and products we find at the High Point Market and other local venues. Soon, we will also begin using the front room (a wall splits our spacious studio into two parts – the back office and the front meeting room and gallery) to create vignettes of possible design combinations, again using the work of local artists and craftsmen with whom we collaborate. We will exhibit this last exciting feature on our blog once it is up and running, so keep your eyes peeled.
"Gallery Icon," aka our front meeting room, gallery, and vignette area.

“Gallery Icon,” aka our front meeting room, gallery, and vignette area.

However, the best part of residing in the River Arts District is the connection with the community that we get to enjoy. This weekend, June 14th and 15th, the RAD will host its biannual Studio Stroll, and we are excited for our first year of participation. Our studio – Studio 254 in Riverview Station on 191 Lyman St. – will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days, and we invite everyone to stop by to check out our eclectic space filled with our one-of-a-kind pillows, Cardboard Safari Animals (think deer head mount made of cardboard), Valerie Schnaufer ceramics, Caitlin’s own artwork, and much more. We will even have refreshments. (No, we are not trying to bribe you, unless it’s working.) Asheville, we hope to see you this weekend.
One of the artists represented in our studio: Valerie Schnaufer. Rabbithopstudio.com

One of the artists represented in our studio: Valerie Schnaufer

Yes, this really is a handmade African sardine bowl plastered with sardines.

Yes, there really is a handmade African sardine bowl plastered with sardines.

Caitlin's personal work is among the ranks of the art hanging in the studio. Surreal, pastel, bold.

Caitlin’s personal work is among the ranks of the art hanging in the studio. Surreal, pastel, bold.

 Even if you cannot attend the Stroll, there are many different ways to follow our work from our Pinterest storyboard documenting Studio 254’s design transformation (along with many other product and design boards) to our on-location Insta-pics.
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Caitlin Morehouse

– Caitlin Morehouse & The Morehouse Interiors Team

 

 




Photographing Asheville

Lake Panorama final

Hello from a local photographer! I’m a photojournalism student from UNC Asheville and I couldn’t have picked a better place to study photography. Every so often I will post one of my photos from my work around Asheville. This particular piece – a set of 50 shots from Beaver Lake yesterday evening – is one of my current favorite nature shots. One of the great things about photographing scenic Asheville is the city’s beauty no matter the season. Although we haven’t had the most colorful fall, the beautiful sunsets and gorgeous days (and rainbow this morning, for those who were up early enough to see it) more than make up for it.

Beaver Lake Fall 2013 copy

Beaver Lake, October 2013

-Adrian Etheridge (of ASE Photography)