Lend Your Ears + Open Your Eyes

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18. Ashley Verse


Estimate: £400 - 800

Lend Your Ears + Open Your Eyes - Lot 18, Ashley Verse, Stormzy

Photographic print on paper
60 x 40 cm.
Created in May 2017
This artwork is number 1 from an edition of 5.

South London photographer Ashley Verse photographed this iconic silhouette of Stormzy at his 2017 headline show in Brixton Academy. Stormzy sold out every night at the venue bringing in 15,000 fans to see him perform.

"I love the darkness of this image and the fact that Stormzy has become a recognisable figure even amongst all the darkness on the stage."

Ashley is known for photographing the UK’s best  urban musicians including J Hus, AJ Tracy, Jorja Smith, Chip, Tiny Tempah.


Ashley Verse has been featured in 30 Under 30, Nation of Billions. 30 Under 30, Complex Magazine. He was featured in 5 Of The Best Grime Photographers by SBTV.

Publications: One man’s sublime photos of urban music’s biggest names, Loaded Magazine. Photographers documenting London music history, Dazed. Photo Mixtape: Grime, Red Bull Music Academy.

Ashley has worked with companies such as GQ, MixMag, Adidas, Converse and many of the leading record companies.

Lend Your Ears + Open Your Eyes - Lot 18, Ashley Verse, Stormzy

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