August 15th, 2011

PHOTOGRAPHY: Ona' Photography

Published in RAW Features

My name is Ashley Johnson. I am 27 years old, and I love photography. It is not just fun for me, it’s a part of my life! I started taking pictures when I was 15 and have not stopped. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, so the beaches are my inspiration.

Currently, I am in school to get my degree in photography, but I plan on owning my own photography business some day. What I love most about photography is the ability to capture something that people would never realize could be art or remotely interesting, and make someone fall in love with what they see. My favorite photographer is Gordon Brooks because his work is not only amazing, but his magnificent talent landed him many great opportunities though race was a big part of society during those times. So I feel that if he can break through, there is no stopping me.

I am totally interested in moving to New York for a few years to increase my photography skills because New York just seems like such an artist's world. I consider myself to be a fine artist, but I do love to shoot weddings. I love being the one who reminds the bride when she has forgotten all about the wedding, my photos can remind her again of her big day and of the moments she didn’t get to see. When I’m not taking photos I am reading books because knowledge is power. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I do!

- Ashley Johnson, Ona' Photography