Asia Hamilton

In her 20-year career as a photographer, Asia has cultivated a talent for capturing moments the way they are -- those rare, raw and precious glimpses of life that exist in between poses and pretense. She specializes in portraits, landscapes, textures and nudes and is drawn to existing, untouched composition, which she says, is a reflection of her own authenticity.

It was this strong sense of self that helped change her mind from working at her father’s beauty salon to pursuing photography. The first time she got behind the camera, she understood it was her primary lens to examine the world. From there she received a bachelors of art in fine art photography at Columbia college Chicago where she studied under amazing teachers like Dawoud Bey and received critiques by Carrie Mae Weems and Amiri Baraka.

Since then, Asia’s work has taken her around the country and the globe. She's shot celebrities, worked as a photojournalist for Numerous publications and produced special projects for major corporations, including Ford Motor Co., Plante Moran, and Toyota.

Asia also owns Norwest Gallery of Art and Photo Sensei photography Tours and hands-on workshops.

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