Nicholas Ashby Photography

Reflections, One Shot, Flipped


Natural & urban landscape reflections on surfaces of Cape mountain & seawater pools, turned upside down.

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The images are not superimposed; they're composed entirely in the camera, and remain un-cropped & unedited.

All prints are signed. They are approximately 42x54cm.

Unlimited prints are on Heavy Coated Hi-White 230gsm paper.

Limited editions of 7 are printed on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm.


1

on hunt

hunting, the hunter

- limited edition -

It’s incumbent on us when taking pictures of random people to ask their permission.

Sometimes I don’t.

It's an ethical lapse governed by shyness, and my aversion to rejection, as well as to posed photos; also an interest in water - its mood and feeling. There are other reasons which may have eventually led me to photographing random people on the terrain I do - on the rocks of Cape Town's littorals and mountains.

On still days, when lying at strange angles, on wet and uneven surfaces, I can no more ask permission of the subject of a picture such as this than a hunter can of his or her prey.

Lying, half kneeling or hanging while trying not to slip or slide, or wedged down between rocks, I can’t stop to say, can I take a picture of you crossing the rocks or sitting there, or standing in the above distance, or behind the promenade’s railings?

I assume that they think I am taking pictures of what's in the water - which I am, too.

No one has actually come down on me over this murk. Yet.

With this picture though I don't feel the same. My dissonance is balanced by a revulsion for the man's hobby, or existential necessity, or plain urge for blood.


2

dog in fynbos

fyn dog, bos


4

Saunders Tidal Pool Bantry Bay

Emerson, Saunders


5

restio reflected, good hope nature reserve

restio, good hope


6

Signal hill from Green point urban park

signal hill


The next three pictures (& no 4) were taken where it all began - of which you can read more here.

Lion's head hiking sunrise

lockdown, deep


8

lions head reflected, floor of sanders pool

deeper, dawn

- limited -


saunders rock man

Saunders Rock, man

- limited -


10

anemone reflection nicholas ashby

beach road, Actiniaria

- limited -


11

frog  table mountain

upper disa


12

upper disa gorg

upper disa too

13

beach road sea point reflected

asteroidea, beach road


14

sea point homo sapiens

follow me home


15

starfish seapoint

starkeepers


16

pond green point

green point


16

foam table mountain

woodhead

- limited -


17

woman sea point littoral

lions head


19

false bay coast

the other side



20

reflected man in companys garden

Francisco Motta


20

man reflected seapoint

sea point contact

- limited -


22

wooly's pool, reflecting house where Capital Radio 604 conceived

... all the hits ...


23

moiuntain frogs

table mountain bush, frogs

- limited -


24

girl ball games

granite, girl


25

Alaya Ashby Let me Take this picture under protest

Taken, under protest


26

mouile point


27

kasteelspoort quarry

kasteelspoort


28

doggy eye dog

eyes, canine


29

post fire

post fire, silvermine

4 stripe moon nicholas ashby

four stripe moon

- limited -