My name is Aaron and I'm a photographer.
When I was growing up in Portland, Oregon my father had a grey metal cabinet in the basement full of cameras; everything from an 8x10 view camera to a Leica IIIf to a Bolex 16mm film camera.
And he had a darkroom set up in the old fruit cellar.
One of the first lessons he gave me was using the view camera at a local park.
An 8x10 view camera is the type where you put a big cloth over your head and you can see the image projected on a large piece of glass, upside down.
So pretty magical.
I was hooked.
From that point on I started carrying his Nikon kit around and shooting my friends skateboarding and whatever.
Fast forward to 2017 and I've been a professional photographer for twenty-two years, the last seven of which I've been based in SW England.
And loving it!
In the short time I've been here I've already had the chance to work with some of the world's best-known corporations and also great local enterprises including:
- Mercure Hotels
- Abode Hotels
- The Bath Priory Hotel
- Amberley Castle Hotel
- Buckland Manor Hotel
- Sydney House Chelsea
- Tasburgh House Hotel
- Wessex Water
- The Arnolfini Gallery
- SS Great Britain
- Home Leisure Direct
- Occam Marketing Research
- Symec Technologies
- Farrons Estate Agency
- The Circus Restaurant
- El Puerto Restaurant
- Byzantium Restaurant
- Bar Antix
- Beau Nash Antiques
- Mad Science Bristol
- Outdoor Leisure Group
- Bonomini Hair Salon
- Old Mill Interiors
- Bertinet Bakery
- Hartley Farm Shop
- and Kevin McCloud
I've always embraced the latest advances in my field and I love the exciting new image making potential of digital technology.
Professional digital cameras can now be used to create cinematic quality video footage and also to produce immersive virtual tours.
My approach remains the same when shooting all of those formats - arrive equipped to create the highest quality images, pay close attention to the details, and look for the most engaging composition.
Once I return from an assignment the shoot is uploaded to an online proofing album.
Post-processing is informed by my years in the black and white darkroom, I look to create something unique and special from every selected image.
The final results are then delivered via the one-click download function of this PhotoDeck website.
I'd love to sit down with a coffee and discuss how I might be able to help you with some stylish photos, please don't hesitate to call me - mobile 07583 411 876