Photographer and painter Ashley Jahncke has lent us a look into her world for our freshest art crush. The petite and darling artist is as inclined toward the bright exotic makeup found on runways as she is to a random cities rainy alleyway. Her work constantly strikes at high contrasting borders and dramatic shadows, in an almost high definition dreamlike space. Her eye behind the camera developed alongside studying portrait painting and she continues to use this medium as an inspiration for the work we see today.
Our senses feel on overdrive, as we are held captive by the questions these photographs seem to beg. They point us to world where there is always more than meets the eye and a sense of time forever fleeting. They feel like the start of a larger story, a narrative we want to nestle in for, a raw moment we’ve been allowed to sit in on. Ashley is in the throws of a rising career that has us hungry for whatever she turns to next. This series is laced to a larger truth we see emerging her work, with whispers of imagination, and an attention to the subtle synchronicity in random moments.