A worldview shaped by immigrant parents from opposite sides of the earth gave Ashkan the propensity to examine even the most common American experience. Having grown up in the sunny suburbs of California, his work reflects both this deep-seated curiosity and a determination inherited through that upbringing.
Ashkan’s visuals are a mix of natural moments and crafted visual poetry. Whether helming spots for national brands or non-profit campaigns, an empathetic aesthetic remains consistent throughout his work.