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Trust by aarontyree
Trust
I spend 3 days with a new friend. She has had quite a bit of success as a fine art photographer. 
During a dinner with a group of people, she said in passing "My primary business model has been to create art from my heart, and to love people authentically"
That is worth paying attention to.


Come find me:
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Beautiful Rest by aarontyree
Beautiful Rest
Aiko is just plain stunning. There is a calm about her nature that is contagious. A restfulness and contentment that makes her that much more attractive. 
Aiko is represented by Seattle Models Guild.

The lighting in this image suprised me. I am continually reminded to question conventions. Sometimes they are there for a reason, but sometimes they keep you from doing things that work. I bought 2 $8 plastic globes that fit over simple light fixtures, and used 3 inch duct hangers as mounting units with the 180w neewer strobes. The complaint about these inexpensive strobes  is that they have a purple tint in the light. But with the simple diy globe modifiers, much of that is canceled out. What is left is a skin enhancing light. Im kind of blown away by the quality of the light coming out of these cheap strobes with the globes attached...

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Bloom by aarontyree
Bloom
Aiko is stunning in such a unique way. She is a brilliant human being as well. 
I built an 8x8 panel above this garden wall with 1x2 and greenhouse plastic to diffuse the light, and get soft light coming down from above.
At her feet is a 4x8 reflector made from 1x2, and an reflective emergency blanket. It gives an over all ethereal light.
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The rising hunger for authenticity.

Sun Nov 16, 2014, 2:51 AM


When you look around lately, what do you see?

Are you enjoying pop up ads?
Do you like reading about what happened to Kim Kardashian?
Do you think website marketing is awesome?

Do you enjoy feeling like you dont have quite enough in your life to know you are awesome? 
Do you think if you could just change some things about yourself people would see how awesome you are, and things would just work?
Are we all feeling a growing sense of dis-satisfaction with political promises, marketing promises, celebrity promises...empty promises? 

I think that we are tired of being sold promises of better lives from people whose lives aren't working. 

The media is not interested in giving you a better, more fulfilling life.

 But if everyone knows it, why arent more people saying it?

I want to hear from people who's lives are working. They might be a celebrity, they might not. They may be a politician, they may not.
What they do, is not the point. Its how they do it.
What do they value? Who do they value?

I think I would rather hear from the gas station manager who has raised 4 successful children, has no debt, builds sculptures and teaches kids art in his spare time....the guy who has loved his family consistently every day for 40 years. That guy is a fucking hero.
That guy is what keeps the world going. I want to hear about him more than Miley. 

We seem to have the idea that people whose lives actually work aren't glamorous. 
We want to follow people on twitter who have no idea how to be happy. 
Why is that? Do their train wrecks make us feel like we are ok by comparison?

I photograph alot of people who are, or want to be models. I do this because I actually love the art of fashion photography. I think its innovative, interesting, and fun. But I am starting to have a deep desire to say more. Just taking photos of pretty girls is not what I am after. I want to be saying something. Giving hope. What I dont tell most people is that the reason I dont shoot as much as some photographers do is that I actually look for models who have lives that are accomplishing something deeper than just looking pretty. I turn down opportunities to shoot because I am looking for people who have lives that say something deeper. Whose beauty goes deeper. Believe me, this is not the most profitable approach. But its importance seems to be growing for me.

Im thinking alot about authenticity, and Im not sure what the change will look like, but i feel one coming. In how I shoot, and how I live.

I think that we are approaching critical mass.
I think that all the indicators are pointing toward a cultural change.
Not for everyone. But for some.
I think that many people are tired of being told how to look, how to think, and how to be by people who dont know these things themselves.
I think that many people are already looking for what is authentic, and working.

I think that very soon many of you might be too...

The rising hunger for authenticity.

Sun Nov 16, 2014, 2:51 AM


When you look around lately, what do you see?

Are you enjoying pop up ads?
Do you like reading about what happened to Kim Kardashian?
Do you think website marketing is awesome?

Do you enjoy feeling like you dont have quite enough in your life to know you are awesome? 
Do you think if you could just change some things about yourself people would see how awesome you are, and things would just work?
Are we all feeling a growing sense of dis-satisfaction with political promises, marketing promises, celebrity promises...empty promises? 

I think that we are tired of being sold promises of better lives from people whose lives aren't working. 

The media is not interested in giving you a better, more fulfilling life.

 But if everyone knows it, why arent more people saying it?

I want to hear from people who's lives are working. They might be a celebrity, they might not. They may be a politician, they may not.
What they do, is not the point. Its how they do it.
What do they value? Who do they value?

I think I would rather hear from the gas station manager who has raised 4 successful children, has no debt, builds sculptures and teaches kids art in his spare time....the guy who has loved his family consistently every day for 40 years. That guy is a fucking hero.
That guy is what keeps the world going. I want to hear about him more than Miley. 

We seem to have the idea that people whose lives actually work aren't glamorous. 
We want to follow people on twitter who have no idea how to be happy. 
Why is that? Do their train wrecks make us feel like we are ok by comparison?

I photograph alot of people who are, or want to be models. I do this because I actually love the art of fashion photography. I think its innovative, interesting, and fun. But I am starting to have a deep desire to say more. Just taking photos of pretty girls is not what I am after. I want to be saying something. Giving hope. What I dont tell most people is that the reason I dont shoot as much as some photographers do is that I actually look for models who have lives that are accomplishing something deeper than just looking pretty. I turn down opportunities to shoot because I am looking for people who have lives that say something deeper. Whose beauty goes deeper. Believe me, this is not the most profitable approach. But its importance seems to be growing for me.

Im thinking alot about authenticity, and Im not sure what the change will look like, but i feel one coming. In how I shoot, and how I live.

I think that we are approaching critical mass.
I think that all the indicators are pointing toward a cultural change.
Not for everyone. But for some.
I think that many people are tired of being told how to look, how to think, and how to be by people who dont know these things themselves.
I think that many people are already looking for what is authentic, and working.

I think that very soon many of you might be too...

The Best Photography Website CMS Ever

Mon Apr 7, 2014, 10:12 PM


I stumbled across something fairly miraculous this last week. 
Its a Website content management system created for photographers, film makers, and creative types.
A content management system may not be many peoples idea of something miraculous, but having run the full gamut of CMSs and finally settling on building my own website using Twitter Bootstrap, I had pretty much written off finding something that fit into my over opinionated use case. 

After hearing someone mention Koken, it took me all of 2 minutes after watching the demo video to download it and install it on my server. 


Its a very young project having just come out of beta, but It is one of the best designed UI's I think ive seen. It feels more like a desktop application for organizing images. The feature set is amazing. 

There is an indepth review of Koken on the Art of Photography youtube channel...


If you are looking for something other than squarespace, you should take a second to check it out...
koken.me/

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ZuzuTurkova Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the fav! :)
In Full Bloom by ZuzuTurkova
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ZuzuTurkova Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the WATCH! I really appreciate it! :)
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bohomaz13 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
I used your photo into a painting bohomaz13.deviantart.com/art/S…
I hope you do not mind.
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HeatherAnmarie Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you for the DeviantWATCH! your work is great :)
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HeatherAnmarie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Photographer
BEAUTIFUL! :heart: 
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aureolin-swatch Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You have some lovely work here - thanks so much for allowing other artists to use some of your material.  I am just checking that it would be OK to use some of your photos for watercolour portraits.  
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Oddersnude Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome portraits, especially those of Devon Jade stick out as something special,
Great work. :) 
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capn-damo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Thanks for the watch. I'm very pleased you like my work :)

(And have a Happy Birthday!)
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ArteDB Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!
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chinoise56 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
H A P P Y ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
B I R T H D A Y ! ! ! ! ! !
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