A Photo A Day

PhotographerAshley Comer
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryNew York, United States
Photo Date2016
Entry Description

What began as a New Year's Resolution turned into a visual documentation of my thoughts and emotions as they travel throughout the days. As the year evolved as did the photographs. Feminist revolts, political dismay, unrequited love, the experience of living in New York City, are all woven into the quilt of my 2016. Alone they are snapshots of my thoughts and experiences in my day-to-day life, but together they create a whole new snapshot. Capturing this year in: the romance, the struggles, the fun and games, the protests, and the people trying to find their place in the world.

About Photographer

Ashley Comer graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a BFA in photography and a minor in graphic design. Incorporating the influence of design and painting in her approach to photography, Ashley captures imagery with a cinematic quality focused on people. “Photography is a medium of endless possibilities where a single image can have an incredible impact. I’m interested in putting people in places they may not belong or placing objects together that might not make sense. I like the idea of trying to capture people in a way that sort of implies a story beyond the picture." Since the start of 2016, Ashley has been working on a "photo a day" project where she creates at least one photograph a day. Using color grading techniques, Ashley creates thought-provoking photographs with a dreamlike atmosphere. The use of color enhances the emotions represented by the people and objects. A narrative is present that becomes equivocal and open to interpretation depending on the viewer's life experiences. Ashley’s work has been featured in such publications as Business Insider, People, Daily Mail, and Featured Shoot. Her work has been in exhibitions across the United States, as well as in France. Currently, Ashley lives in NYC and works as a graphics-artist at CNBC.