Amber - Wombat - The Photography and Art Box
Amber - Wombat - The Photography and Art Box

Ransom Ashley


The portrait of Amber gives off the fresh quality of a just-discovered sensuality. Her intense yet serene gaze avoids the viewer, while her delicate features and imperfect complexion invite us to an act of the imagination. The artist reports that he met Amber while at Parsons, The New School for Design. “She was a friend studying music at the school and was a vibrant presence in my life at that time. I remember conceiving of a beauty shot that was unretouched and that, ironic for a beauty shot, showcased the complexities, nuances, and even imperfections of the natural face.”

“This image to me represented a certain naivety we had at this time in our lives while feeling liberated by the cathartic energy of the big city. It also represents the seductive nature with which we devoured the opportunity we had been given. Amber is a very human representation of innocence, naivety, seduction, and prowess, all at the same time. It was also the result of one of my first times experimenting with lights in a professional studio.”

Printed by the Processus lab on Hahnemühle art paper, photo pearl. 

Print available exclusively in the Wombat box No. 34.

 Limited edition: 300 numbered copies.