Ashaka Mathews


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Artist Statement 

l My name is Ashaka Mathews, and I was born and raised in Long Beach California. Growing up my

brothers and I were all homeschooled, living a pretty sheltered existence.

collage, that I begin to explore a broader narrative in my life.

From a very young age, I was interested in photography and inspired by the movies, the characters and

storytelling. I began to see that I could blend the two in an artistic way.  I truly enjoy working with

people and creating stories that connect on an emotional level. And I believe it’s important to tell stories

that show a diverse perception of the world. The environment, the lighting, all become characters in the

story I’m trying to tell. I want to capture a performance, a live connection between the image and the