Ashcraft Studios invites local photographer to capture studio moments
Over the past weekend Ashcraft Studios welcomed the Lawrenceville based photographer Nicholas Lennex of All Focus Photos for a relaxed day of photos, fun, and music. From studio to rodeo and a quick skateboard break in between Stanford and Nick had a blast getting these shots together.
Check out the gallery and let us know which ones are your favorite and what would you want to see more of?
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What happens when your studio engineer is also a musician?
You get a full service recording experience complete with a session musician. That'ts what.
At Ashcraft Studios we're not here to just hit record and play. We offer the whole shebang from session playing to mixed and mastered final product. We even provide the instruments if you need them.
As most things go, the process starts with an idea. Only you as the artist will know what kind of style, sound, or image you want for yourself and your art. Let us know what you want and we can help you get it. We have a large and growing collection of instruments and equipment for you to choose from. Check out our gear list to see what we have.
Our resident artist, and studio engineer, Stanford Ashcraft (musically known as Stanford Lee) is a skilled and talented musician capable of playing any instrument in studio. With a strong musical history steeped in indie rock, blue grass, and country western, he can fill in as a session player so you wont have to worry about hiring a band. Visit Stanford Lee's website to find out more about his work.
In addition to playing, recording, mixing and mastering, we can also help you with your image. With a full range of videography and photography services we've got everything covered. With green screen and professional lighting available in studio and the natural beauty of Kennesaw Mountain just outside our doors there is ample opportunity to get the greatest shots.
From music to image, Ashcraft Studio can help you start and finish a single or an entire album. Contact us today for more information about what we can do for you.
Stanford Lee: performer, songwriter, guitarist
Country western singer and song writer Stanford Lee writes about "longing for home and hardship, and some drinking and heartache. Its a story I can tell." Sprouting from the California soil and growing with the sounds of Bakersfield Artists and trucker music, Stanford is setting his roots in Georgia with his own blend of Nashville, Honkeytonk, and a little bit of rockabilly styles.
Originally an indie artist Stanford made a realization that his heart wasn't fully in it. In 2018 he formed a small three piece country band. That's when he realized that country was in his blood. Although the project was shortlived Stanford is still pursuing his dream.
Country Western Band
written and performed by Stanford Lee
"This one goes out to all the struggling bands. Especially the country bands making a go of it."
(Copyright © 2019) Stanford Lee
Since 2002 Ashcraft Studios has been a place where artists could feel free to express themselves. It didn’t matter if you were a musician, artist, photographer, writer, or even an unskilled yet passionate art junkie, the studio has always been an environment of open expression. Knowing the Ashcrafts personally I can say that the studio was only a logical step for the art loving couple. From the time I first met them circa 2008-2009 Jules and Stanford always had their home filled with music, books, and beautiful amazing art. It was this unyielding devotion to the arts and its communities that led the couple to establish the studio so they could reach more artists and inspire them to become great.
Artist, singer, and songwriter Stanford Lee (Ashcraft) likes to think of the studio as a retreat. Noting the studio’s close proximity to historic Marietta Square and the Kennesaw Mountain in addition to railroads, plantations and, of course, great places to eat, Stanford sees the studio as a place “where an artist can get away from the bustle of the city.” His wife, Jules Ashcraft, likens the studio to Muscle Shoals, a creative space where artists can just come in with nothing but their talent and come out with a fully mastered product. She say “with Stanford’s versatility he’s included in a recording package as engineer and session player all in one.”
The studio was previously closed to the public. Its services were only provided to the couple’s personal friends and favorite creators. However in 2018 the couple decided to open the studio to the public to help even more artists find/create/fine tune their perfect image and sound. I personally am super stoked about what going public could do for the studio. There are so many great ideas and dreams for the studio’s future. My only let down is that I can’t share them with you just yet. Stick around I’ll clue you guys in as soon as I get the okay from the bosses, ‘cause it’s going to be super sweet when it happens