The recent items regarding the authorship of Arden of Faversham caused me to reflect on the 1970s and a production of that play that I photographed as my very first theatre commission. This was at my old school and the director was Jon Adams. I went on to photograph a few more productions for Jon in subsequent years, and he was instrumental in developing my love of theatre.
Flash forward to the mid 2000s and my colleagues and I were casting around for a name for our fledgling photography business when I came across a news article of a suicide bombing at a theatre in Doha, Qatar.
Jon was from Sixpenny Handley in Dorset, with a connection to the nearby village of Ashmore. In memory of him ashmorevisuals was born.