A growing number of local photographers are hoping to capitalize on the boom in digital cameras, hoping to make a name for themselves as part of the digital era.
While Asheville has been a photo hub for decades, the growth in photography in recent years has been explosive.
Last year, the city had more than 2,500 residents, making it one of the most-populated in the United States.
And now, some local photographers hope to use the boom to help them grow.
“It’s like a big wave,” said Jessica Johnson, a photographer based in the city.
“It’s definitely a lot of fun, it’s definitely getting bigger and bigger.”
Johnson, who has been shooting in Asheville since 2011, said that her career is in a “golden phase” after more than two decades of working in the photo business.
She said that while she enjoys working with digital photography, she’s not sure if she’ll be back next year.
“I don’t know,” she said.
“I don�t know if I’ll be around.”
But Johnson, who is from Asheville, said she is excited to continue working in Asheville and said that the opportunity to work with some of the city�s top photographers was something she couldn�t pass up.
“Asheville is one of my favorite cities in the world,” she told CNN.
“And I think for the next few years, I’m looking forward to making a name out there.”