Ashley is an Asheville-based photographer and last week we met up for a quick photography field trip in the River Arts District. The RAD is an evolving part of the community with a vibrant "main street" featuring galleries and studios but also a lot of undeveloped and abandoned spaces. We explored with our cameras enjoying the many textures of this creative neighborhood. I was in a "portrait" mood so had a great time getting Ashley in front of the camera. I especially like the contrast of the first portrait, taken through a dried shrub, with the crisper and more colorful portraits from the graffiti yard.