444 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657
Ashley Bilodeau at Gallery 444 PTown
Opening on Friday night.
About the Artist
Ashley Paige Bilodeau is a self-taught, natural-light photographer who was born and raised on Cape Cod. She is best known for capturing the natural beauty of the Cape & Islands in her minimalist photography collections. Select images can be found on view in her gallery on Main Street Chatham, ‘All Points Beautiful.’ Additionally she has established a name for herself in the New England yoga and outdoor industries.
Ashley has been an artist since before she could walk, always inspired to capture the intrinsic beauty of her coastal hometown. She recalls taking photographs with a disposable camera at the young age of twelve. She later fell in-love with developing film. She built an in-home dark room while living in Vermont in her early twenties. Prior to opening her gallery, she worked in the action sports industry. She remembers excitedly picking up a digital camera at the age of 20 and feeling like everything in her life had aligned, she booked her first job in action sports the following week. Her focus shifted to yoga photography upon completing her first 200hr yoga training in power yoga. In curating the perfect backdrops for her yoga clients, she quickly realized it was the organic landscapes she was most drawn to. Today, taking photos is not only her livelihood, but also her meditation.
“My work is inspired by how I see the world. Part of my process is finding the right time to shoot. Not only from an aesthetic/lighting stand point but also just being aware of how I feel while shooting, I need to be in the right headspace.. I try to shoot when I don’t have any heavy feelings inside of me. I want to convey the world as I see it, visually, not as I feel it or perceive it. I believe this really translates into my work. The images have no attachment to my emotions. I can let them go and be whole heartedly enjoyed and appreciated by my clients for their beauty alone.” – Ashley Bilodeau