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In the beginning...

February 13, 2019

A number of people have asked about the origins of our company name - ashmorevisuals (as we always have to say: one word, all lowercase). In the mid 2000s 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. The article named the single victim of the attack as Jon Adams, who had been directing a production of Twelfth Night.

Jon was my English teacher at school, in the 1970s. His production of Arden of Faversham had been my very first photographic commission. I went on to photograph a few more productions for Jon in subsequent years and he was instrumental in developing my love of theatre. Jon was from Sixpenny Handley in Dorset, with connections to the nearby village of Ashmore. This featured in the opera The Master of Ashmore for which Jon wrote the libretto, to go with the score from Leslie Olive, to commemorate the school centenary.

In memory of Jon, ashmorevisuals was born.

 
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Jon Adams

Jon Adams, whose tragic death in 2005 was the inspiration for the name of the company, in memoriam.
 
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Peter Marsh

Peter Marsh, partner and co-founder of ashmorevisuals, circa 1977. Sitting in a field just outside the village of Ashmore in Dorset.
 
 
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