"My belief is that by immersing ourselves in nature we are able to reconnect with our higher or true self, and bring about an awareness of the interconnectedness of all things."
Samye Asher is a British photographer who lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. His otherworldly photographic compositions offer viewers a space to reflect on their connection with nature, in a world increasingly consumed by technology and popular culture.
Asher uses photography as a tool to evoke the stillness that can be felt through experiencing nature and its elements. Assisted by studio lighting that is constructed within his landscapes, Asher creates uncanny scenes that are meeting points between nature and science, the internal and the external, and reality and fantasy.Read more
Metaphors & Memories
One of Asher’s most recent projects, “Synapses,” provides a metaphysical interpretation of human experience in response to the natural environment. Patterns of light flow through nocturnal scenes of beaches rocks and rivers from the Cornish coastline, acting as visual metaphors for the synapses firing in the brain when experiencing the rawness of nature.
Promising Young Photographer
Samye Asher has had a promising early career since graduating from a degree in Photography at the University of the West of England. He was awarded finalist for the Royal Scottish Academy of Art Open and the Art Gemini Prize as well as honourable mention for the Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3).Hide