Building on Up..

Hello folks,

As you can see I haven’t posted on here in a while now… many of you might have attributed this silence to the Thanksgiving holiday, and while that is part of it, it is more due to exciting developments… I am building a new blog.

After much deliberation as to whether or not I should continue posting on here until the new one is completed has resulted in my deciding that not posting is the best choice. One of the main impetuses for this step forward is that I do not like how small my photographs are seen on this blog. Every photographer has a choice to make when printing and preparing an exhibition of their work – what size will these pieces be best seen at? Some do best small, forcing people to pull in and really look for the details, the nuances, the need for small size brings you physically closer into the photograph’s plane of existence, and thus benefits the piece. But, this is not an exhibition wall and in either case, my photographs are not that. When I saw my photograph ‘Girl on Kingsland Road’ hanging in the National Portrait Gallery, my piece was printed large (and looked great hanging there!), but thinking back on it now, I can happily envision it being in that museum even bigger. Entire museum wall size bigger. So big you could feel like you were about to walk into that scene bigger.

This is  not to say that I think every one of my photographs should be this size. Certainly not. But, since one of the largest forms of frequent communication for a photographer’s art these days is via the internet, I think its safe to say that my frustration with my pieces being shown in a mere few inches, and the desire to maximize my viewing size actuality is not only sane, but essential.

Ideally, I’d insist that every one of you would be required to have a large monitor and a hi-res screen that is newly calibrated so you could experience my photos as I hope for you to when I press ‘upload.’ Alas I cannot, and isn’t it widely said that the artist’s intention is not what is important, but how it is perceived? Following in that vein, I am building a new, clean, beautiful format, bigger-pictured blog so as to help me communicate on here what I am seeing to you as best I can, and then you can do with it what you will.
There are far too many moments I am too excited to share from my last few months of shooting and traveling to not do them justice. So until then, adieu, and get excited! I’ll have bucketloads to share on a daily basis once the new “JordanGordon” is up and running.

So please, in the meantime, be patient, and I hope you don’t forget to come looking for me again soon. (You can keep in touch and up to date by visiting and/or following my Facebook and Twitter pages)




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: 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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