After a bout of inspiration from moving in with two professional photographers, Asher Moss bought a 35mm camera on a whim at a flea market for $70 and shot his first roll of film. That was it. His first professional photo shoot was with a nude bolivian model in Nashville, Tennessee. The mood created in his work is like walking into an old empty house with creaky floors watching subtle daylight pour in from the outside. Creating story lines in photographs is what seems to birth imagination with his audience. A professional explorer, musician, director & photographer.
WHAT'S INSIDE YOUR LANGLY?
Mamiya RZ67 w/ 90mm 3.5, Rolleiflex TLR, Pentax K1000 SE w/ 50mm 1.4, Canon 6D w/ 50mm 1.4, Polaroid 600.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO EXPLORE?
If I had unlimited financial resources and spent the rest of my life exploring our world, I'd still come up short on seeing something fascinating or experiencing a unique culture that sits peculiarly in some backcountry part of our world. I'm on a quest not for what's out there, but what's not out there. I find the nothingness of our vast planet the most appealing.
WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR INSPIRATION?
People and places. Human beings have the deep capacity for complexity in regards to love, friendship, heartbreak, death and happiness. Finding ways to capture that on film is extremely fulfilling. I also find the earth is full of wonderful and mysterious places that I have always connected with.
FILM VS DIGITAL?
Film always wins for me. It's what I started shooting on and I'll always be romanticized by it. But digital has it's place and has been exceptionally good for seeing what I want a shot to look like. The challenge of film and the chemistry involved in it is what makes it so magical.
WHAT'S YOUR MOST MEMORABLE PHOTO?
Driving in the valleys of Sedona, Arizona surrounded by red rock with my friend Emily in her 1963 Corvair convertible. I sat up on top of the back seat with my 35mm camera and took a shot of her hair blowing in the wind. In that moment, it just felt like life was a beautiful film.