Lianne Ashton
Lianne Ashton – Photographer and blogger

Lianne creates people-centric photography for agricultural organisations, businesses and NGO’s. Though she is based in the farming district of Ixopo in KwaZulu-Natal, (South Africa) her work has taken her to Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and Senegal.

Agriculture: Lianne provides imagery for large and small agricultural businesses, NGO’s and for individual farmers wanting a photographic documentary of their farm. She has photographed many different farming operations from cropping, livestock, seedlings, sugarcane, orchards, forestry operations to dairy. Lianne particularly enjoys working with smallholder farmers around Africa and working with organisations that up-skill or assist people by providing them with self-empowering solutions to improve their future.

In addition to agricultural photography, Lianne creates Environmental Documentary photography of people at work, or in an environment that applies to their daily experience.

Lianne’s work combines both directive and documentary styles. She is inspired by ‘movement’ and capturing the ‘action’ of a work environment. She loves to create photography that gives the audience a ‘true feel’ about the work, place and people and to capture those fleeting moments that provide the audience with ‘insight.’

Africa far and wide Blog

In 2012, Lianne started the Africa far and wide blog when living in central Mozambique. This is essentially where Lianne’s photographic and writing journey began. She was inspired by ‘people’s way of life’ and would document ‘everyday life’ in Mozambique and later, Malawi. Her work includes social documentaries, travel photography and personal essays. Africa far and wide posts have been featured on WordPress DISCOVER and WordPress’s FRESHLY PRESSED.

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