SINGAPOREMAVEN: DAVID ASH
SINGAPOREMAVEN is David Ash, a Scot who has lived in Asia since 1993 and has been taking photographs for the past 35 years.
I started out wanting to be a rock and roll photographer and hung out with all the local bands in my local music scene in Fife as well as covering international acts when they toured Scotland, covering such acts as Motorhead, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Duran Duran (yes, really!) as well as local and regional bands such as Orange Juice and Aztec Camera. My inspiration came from the likes of Pennie Smith, for her work with the early punk bands and Ross Halfin, who works with bands from the rock and metal scene in the 80’s to the present day.
I started covering sports back in the 90’s when i moved to Hong Kong and was invited to cover the rugby 7’s and local football by a HK sports mag. Those were the days spent with 35mm film. 3 bodies taken to the games and 100 rolls of film. The trick was to change the film while the action was at the other end of the pitch!
This is when SINGAPOREMAVEN became specialized in Sports Photography.