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Ive open-sourced my gallery.

Thank you for all of the encouragement.
As thanks for all of the support, and to celebrate the new year, I have licensed my entire gallery under creative commons, and the images are downloadable.
This means you are free to use them for personal projects, and art reference.

The only restrictions are:
No commercial use, and please give attribution.

I hope these images inspire you to take some risks, and do what you are passionate about in your own life.
Happy New Year.
Simplify. by aarontyree
Strip away the clutter. You dont need it. It isnt who you are. Focus on what matters. 
Planted by aarontyree
Rachel Lee from SMG.
I found this chair at Goodwill. Added a paint wash. I like it:)
The back drop is actually a rejected roll of linoleum flooring flipped upside down, and painted. It took me about 10 days to get the texture I wanted on it. I was surprised how difficult it can be to get a smooth random texture with layers of paint. I like how it turned out. 
Portal by aarontyree
Rachel Lee from SMG
I dunno the other side of the reflector is black. It seemed to fit:)
Charachter by aarontyree
My second shoot with Rachel Lee from Seattle Models Guild. Her long time friend Lauren Forbes came along, and proved to be a very talented and experienced makeup artist. No shortage of laughter and overall awesomeness when these girls are in the house. We shot quite a variety of styles this time around. Here is one of the images we created together...

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...


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TomSeptember Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy-happy Birthday, Aaron!

Blower fella (Party) 
ArteDB Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!! :party:
Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer

Hope you have a great day!
c-edward Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Happy Birthday!!!
mary-jeanne Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015   Photographer
I wish you an happy birthday ! (:
Shady-Knight Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday
putridCheese Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday
Vercinhendorix Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday my friend - have an awesome day and a productive year!
setophis37 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
happy birthday!!
Aheng711 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday to you XD
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