Tucked away on a picturesque apple orchard in the Blue Mountains is where Asia Upward lives with her family. Born in 1982 she grew up in the bush near the Hunter Valley. In 2004 she attended the National Art School in Sydney, where she spent 3 years doing her Bachelor of Fine Arts and was able to immerse herself in photography for the first time. From there she went on to do her Masters of Documentary Photography at Sydney College of the Arts. In 2009 she started as a studio assistant in a Sydney photographic studio. Developing her skills behind the camera she started to hone in on her own photographic style. this lead to a long career as a freelance photographer' Today she is a professional photographer and author turned farmer.