Cara Hackett

Story of a Person: Ashley Marston

Cara Hackett
Story of a Person: Ashley Marston

Ashley Marston is a bubbly 25-year-old Long Island, N.Y. native. She moved to the District seven years ago to pursue a sociology degree at Howard University.

Like many young professionals, her apartment is the center of her life. Marston said her space often transforms from a home office to a meeting spot for friends several times a week.

Ashley Marston is the middle child of four siblings. She said moving to D.C. “marked my independence from my family.”  Photo elements: rule of thirds, light

Ashley Marston is the middle child of four siblings. She said moving to D.C. “marked my independence from my family.”

Photo elements: rule of thirds, light

25-year-old Ashley Marston finds comfort in her one-bedroom No-Ma apartment as she lounges on the couch.  Photo elements: scale, rule of thirds

25-year-old Ashley Marston finds comfort in her one-bedroom No-Ma apartment as she lounges on the couch.

Photo elements: scale, rule of thirds

Now that she lives on her own, Marston revels in being able to come home and enjoy a glass of wine with her boyfriend.  Photo elements: rule of thirds

Now that she lives on her own, Marston revels in being able to come home and enjoy a glass of wine with her boyfriend.

Photo elements: rule of thirds

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Photo elements: close up, rule of thirds

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Photo elements: rule of thirds, shadows

Ashley Marston takes a phone call from a friend arriving downstairs. A few friends dropped by her apartment on Feb. 2 for cake, wine, and movies.  Photo elements: decisive moment, light

Ashley Marston takes a phone call from a friend arriving downstairs. A few friends dropped by her apartment on Feb. 2 for cake, wine, and movies.

Photo elements: decisive moment, light

Marston lives on the top floor of her apartment building that has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city.   Photo elements: rule of thirds

Marston lives on the top floor of her apartment building that has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city.

Photo elements: rule of thirds

Ashley Marston lounges on the couch in her NoMa area apartment.   Photo elements: rule of thirds, wide shot

Ashley Marston lounges on the couch in her NoMa area apartment.

Photo elements: rule of thirds, wide shot

Photo elements: rule of thirds, light

Photo elements: rule of thirds, light

Photo elements: rule of thirds

Photo elements: rule of thirds