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So my name is Ashley "Slashley" Oomen. Born in 1998 in the Dutch province North Brabant.
The nickname Slashley comes from my music. I play guitar and write my own songs. I wear my hat every gig and play a Gibson Les Paul. The name Slashley was very fitting and I kept it ever since!

When I started playing in bands (2014), I always loved to see photo's of our performance. A lot of people I knew were musicians as well and I wanted to give back what I loved to see; pictures of performances. I started with my phone, a small digital camera and when I found out I enjoyed photographing more than I thought, I bought my first DSLR camera.
I shot the local bands and went everywhere I could. I started by trial and error. First without any editing involved. When I started my Media Design study at the Radius College in Breda in 2016, I learned about Photoshop and photo editing. After a year or two of trial and error at small local bands I bought my second Canon DSLR. I learned more and more about my camera and about the possibilities of photography and concert photography in particular.

My first big shoots: WC Experience & Textures

On the 26th of April 2017 my band and I got the chance of being the support act of WC Experience. This was a big honor for us! Especially for me, I was a fan of the band long before me and my band started playing. I also was a big fan of Queen when I was about 11 years old (2010) and I remember watching one performance of WC Experience at that time and being overwhelmed by the great guitar playing in the "Queen Medley". This is when I knew; I want to play guitar just like them!
After our performance as the support act of WC Experience I had the chance to photograph the band. And of course I did! I rented a second body at school and a fisheye lens just for this one show! And tried my best to make my best photo's yet! Afterwards I've put my pictures on my Facebook and "tagged" the band members. I awaited for any responds of the guys and I did! Everyone loved my photo's and it was a great feeling for me! I was rewarded with lots of great compliments of people who I look up to! This is when my "career" started as in-house photographer for the WC Experience.

My guitar teacher was Textures' guitarist Bart Hennephof. I wanted to try and photograph bigger bands and asked him if I could join them at the festival of freedom in Overijssel, the Netherlands. He said yes and this was my biggest chance ever at that moment! I rented the same body and lens from school and went on the adventure with the band themselves.

WC Experience 26 April 2017

Textures

5 May 2017

Ragherrie.com - RockMuZine - Maxazine

After this I knew I wanted to photograph at concerts and festivals as my work. After putting an advertisement for my photo's on Facebook I got recommended to check out the website Ragherrie.com. I reached out to them by sending my portfolio and my motivation why I wanted to photograph at concerts and I was accepted! This is where the big adventure begun. I've taken photo's of bands like Five Finger Death Punch, Flogging Molly, Arch Enemy, Shinedown and Amon Amarth. For over a year I shot only for Ragherrie. This changed recently; I shoot for two more websites: RockMuZine and Maxazine. I hope to get further into the photography industry also by shooting more than only rock and metal concerts!

Shinedown
12 Nov 2018

Gear I use

Bodies:
Canon 6D Mark II
Canon 80D

Lenses:
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 DI VC USD G2
Canon EF 8-15mm F/4.0 L USM Fisheye

Editing:
MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Bridge CC

Photo by
Wendy Lodewijk

Hire me!

I work for myself as a freelance photographer. You can hire me for your event, festival, concert or (live)gig. I also work as a graphic designer and a videographer. Photo's and design can be combined. Video and photo can be combined as well. For example: an after movie and photo album of your event.
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Contact

If you're interested in my work or want more information.

Go to my Facebook page or send me an email: info@slashley.nl
You can also call me on: +31 6 12801347

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