Ashala Tylor has a deep-seated passion for photography and nature. She received her first Brownie camera when she was 7 years old and has been capturing images since that time.
She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Hawaii where she made her home and raised her family for many years. She photographed the beautiful landscapes and seascapes of the islands where she became passionate about her art and immersed herself in her art form. She transitioned to digital photography from film early on and has never looked back.
Ashala returned to the mainland and has made her home on the Central Coast of California since the mid 80’s. She is as passionate about travel as she is about photography and has managed to combine the two.
She followed the Obama rallies with her camera and culminated her body of work with the Inauguration. She has had the opportunity to photograph the Dalai Lama, President Obama and President Clinton. Most recently, she has spent two months photographing two gray whales that became stranded in the Klamath River. She has received worldwide acclaim for those images.
When she is not traveling the world, she enjoys living in Morro Bay, California and capturing the amazing scenery that this lovely coastal area offers – a true photographer’s paradise.
Ashala’s images convey the beauty and connection that we all have to nature and each other. Her images can be seen at www.ashalaTylor.com and www.flickr.com/photos/ashala