Ash Tanasiychuk specializes in shooting events. He captures your event in high res photos or HD video (you choose which - we can talk about which would best tell the story of your event) from every angle. 
Ash also edits recap videos so you can continue to promote your event long after it's happened. All that Ash delivers can be used by you to promote your story and reinforce your brand in social media, brochures, flyers and all print material, and in the promotion of your yet-to-happen events and campaigns.
A descendant of Polish and Ukrainian farming settlers, I am an uninvited guest on stolen Indigenous land, the Coast Salish territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh). As a visual artist and digital media professional, I work to build community by connecting people with resources and education. It is my constant practice to be a better ally by studying the past through an intersectional lens, by engaging in decolonial and anti-racist practices, and by creating space for marginalized people to safely share their perspectives.
Born in the Canadian Prairies, Ash Tanasiychuk read comic books to escape the expanse of fields around him. Comics taught him to draw. And to write. And to imagine.
Ash dove deep into studies in Fine Art, Literature, and Publishing. He emerged as a photographer and videographer on a mission to tell the stories of creative events happening around us. He does this for two reasons:
1) provide event creators with quality media for their portfolios and grant applications
2) make art more accessible to a wider audience
Ash got on a serious creative event documentation train when he became the go-to event photographer for BeatRoute, The Snipe News, and Scene In The Dark, photographing live music in Vancouver every night of the week.
The next stages - shooting POP Montreal and working for Olio Festival - were eye openers. He returned to his work with a refined vision: give support to local artists who make work and produce events in Vancouver.
With that, Ash Tanasiychuk launched VANDOCUMENT in May 2013. The volunteer-driven collective has:
+ attracted an impressive roster of talented contributors
+ documented hundreds of creative events
+ produced CONNECTIONS parties, open format multidisciplinary events that fulfill Ash's vision: bring art lovers and art curious together to see the work of creatives - from painters and photographers to musicians and dancers - all local, all individuals that locals can get to know and get to support.
Ash continues to support and promote the arts through writing, graphic design, and working for event platforms such as Do604. For him, it will always come back to photography and videography.
Baking pies
Growing a garden
Nurturing houseplants
Spending quality time with my partner and daughter
Running, lifting weights, staying fit
Watching films
Correspondence: Slack, Teams, WhatsApp, Zoom
Creative: Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom, Media Encoder, Photoshop, Premiere Pro
Equipment: Mac and PC; Android and iPhone
Events: Eventbrite, LiveWhale 
Marketing: Ads Manager, Campaigner, Mailchimp
Microsoft Office 365: Excel, OneDrive, Outlook, Powerpoint, SharePoint, Word
Photo & video: Canon, Nikon, Sennheiser, Sony
Project management: Asana
Social media: Facebook, Hootsuite, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube
Web: CSS, HTML, Wordpress
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