"The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness”
- Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Earth from Above

Photography is a hobby that has become a major part of my life over the past few years providing a form of escapism from the demands of modern life. I have always had an interest in art and having limited talent for painting and drawing I was drawn to photography to capture those images I could not recreate with a brush or pencil. My fascination for the natural world has helped drive my interest in photography and in turn my photography gives me even more of a reason to explore this beautiful planet on which we live.

Working in the medical profession means time is precious and so I try and take every opportunity to get out with my camera. Many of my pictures are taken in Oxfordshire where I am based but, with an increasing love for seascapes I find myself spending more of my time exploring and capturing Britain's magnificent coastline .

This website is my way of documenting a continuing photographic journey which I first embarked upon back in 2011. The images you will see are my interpretation of the many things that capture my imagination while out and about. My style is evolving, but I hope this reflects how I am increasingly learning to see the world around me.

Ruth Asher - November 2013

Taking pictures is savouring life intensely, every hundredth of a second” - Marc Riboud