want both hilarity and good photography? Done..

Then check out both Martin Usborne’s blog and website

Martin Usborne NPG photo

A few months ago I was in the Print Space or somewhere along Kingsland Road looking at photographs and was taken by this one about a man name Joseph, having a simple tea amongst the hip-gadet-laden-somethings in a cafe – perhaps Jaguar Shoes? (as I sit here on my computer with my mobile phone next to me, talking about the splendor of the simple life. cough. not a cliche. cough)

Regardless, the photo was awesome, I took down the name of a one Martin Usborne, looked up his work and blog online, liked both.. and then lost the slip of paper and my chance to send appreciating regards to this photog (yes, I’m a dork and I shamelessly do that. We all need encouragement, even from strangers, right!?)

So imagine my surprise when I’m at the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Private View on Tuesday night at the National Portrait Gallery (ps – it was AWESOME! to see my piece in there.. but I’ll write more about that whole experience tomorrow, I’m bragging on someone else’s behalf now.. wow, artists really can make for bad self-PR reps sometimes, huh).. but I’m standing in front of this piece I really like (as seen above) when lo and behold, I recognize the name…

I end up chatting with another photog in the show about how he found out he and good ol’ Martin went to Uni and have many mutual friends, and their finally meeting and..  “oh, isn’t his blog funny?”

It actually is. very funny. But don’t trust me, check it out for yourself, and report back.

Oh, and to make up for the bad self-PR.. I’m having an opening-celebration party at The Book Club on Leonard St. in London, Friday the 13th (ooo!) I’ll also have more work showing in the space as well. More details to come asap. Shoot me an email if you want to come/be on the guest list.


About jordangordon

Ashley Jordan Gordon is a freelance photographer currently based out of San Francisco, California. Ashley works in Portrait and Editorial photography, as well as being trained and still working in Documentary and Fine Art. Some of Gordon's more notable accomplishments include being exhibited in the UK's National Portrait Gallery for the Photographic Portrait Prize, and being featured on National Geographic. She graduated from University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in Environmental Studies and an emphasis in Documentary Photography in 2007. She is available for assignment, either domestic or abroad. Website: http://www.ashleyjordangordon.com/ All original images and words on this website are © copyrighted and sole property of Ashley Jordan Gordon –these images shall not be used for any reason nor shall they be reproduced without the expressed consent of Ashley Jordan Gordon
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