Jim Brodbeck, who is also known as "DJ Ash" is based in San Francisco. Ever since shooting his first frames of film on a manual Pentax Spotmatic, he's been hooked and now has been taking photographs for over 10 years. Ash is often seen as a performing DJ and promoter at various Goth and Industrial night clubs and occassionaly as the singer and/or guitarist for various bands, most recently Vernian Process.
Formerly a "pro" photographer, Jim has been published in several online publications including Suicide Girls and in commercial print for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. As an artistic photographer, Jim loves to shoot high concepts, interesting locations, and grotesque art. He has no strict aesthetic or body requirement and loves to make both ugly and beautiful; as long as it says something and makes the viewer stop and take notice.