Mary Ashton Ellis

Forging a name for herself as one of London’s top music photographers, Mary Ashton is swiftly becoming known for capturing music in a fashion editorial style.

The under 25 ‘One to Watch’ has photographed some of the biggest names in music: Aerosmith, Pharrell, One Direction, Rhianna, Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, The 1975, The Neighborhood, Fall Out Boy, Tinie Tempah, James Bay, Charlie XCX, Imagine Dragons, Bastille, Marina & the Diamonds, Bring Me The Horizon, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Saint Raymond, Angel Haze, Paul Oakenfold, The Script, Lany and Glass Animals.

It’s all about access and Mary Ashton is granted VIP admission to just about every major music event across the UK and the USA, both front-of-house and backstage. Glastonbury, Coachella, Isle of Wight, Lollapalooza­­––Mary Ashton is there, behind-the-scenes and behind the lens. For a musician, being photographed by Mary Ashton is a win. Technical execution meets staid style and the resultant images capture those precise moments in time, the apex of a performance or the inherent mood of a musician’s core.

Mary Ashton’s has worked with and appeared in magazines including Wonderland, So It Goes Magazine, Tirade Magazine, Noctis Magazine, and has worked with Sony Music, MTV, Raindance Film Festival and the British Fashion Council.