Interview: Photographer Aaron Fryson (USA)

15 Feb 2018

Can you tell us a little about you?
I come from a small State in the USA (West Virginia) Making a living as an artist is near
impossible. Whats crazy is its also the best place for a photographer to take pictures. Living in
NYC I now go to West Virginia to get my most unique photos then bring that work back to NYC
to shock all my clients and friends with beautiful country style images.

 

How and when did you get into photography?
I was 15 when I fell in love with Photography. This was back in 1996 so Dark rooms and actual
film was being used. I remember my teacher telling me “You have an eye for photography”
Since I always felt I was not great at anything these compliments fueled my desire to turn my art
into a career.

 

What does photography mean to you?
I have a love/hate relationship with photography. Its funny because photography meant more to
me when I wasn’t doing it as full time job. They say as you grow in age sometimes you loose the
desire. I think I still have the same desire but nothing is as powerful as not worrying about
money/contracts/likes/fame when doing a project ! Art means the most when it comes from the
heart.

 

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
Its funny because I love Fine art nudes ! Although thats not whats represented in my art. I am
not really sure what my style is. I take a picture and I want people who love edgy artwork to
enjoy it plus my mom (Laughs) My mom and my sister , their opinion matters allot when it
comes to my work.

 

Where do you get inspiration from?
Magazines like Modelland: Prints like these care about the artist. I used love to buy magazines
from book stores but now when you buy them its less about the art and more about the gossip.
Magazines like this show beautiful art from around the world. Thats what matters. I hope we can
get back to seeing real art from around the world.

 

Studio, on location or both?
Location: Studio is nice when its about the designer/lights/model focus. When I go on location
its about my vision and the model. When I do location shoots I never use designers or MUA I
really like myself and the model to work hard and create 1 on 1

 

Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
Paid Professional: But to be honest I respect the Hobbyist allot more! He is the photographer
who is trying to please himself over trying to please others for a income.

 

What has been your most memorable session and why?
My shoot with the nude model and Wild Horse that horse was kicking the shit out the model. I
was afraid someone was going to die but she has to be one of the best models I've ever worked
with. Great shoot that only resulted in 1 shot because the Horse was being such an ass.

 

What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
Working with beautiful women. I admire the female body ! I love making a woman look her best

 

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I am offended lol Why only Nikon or Canon? I use Canon because its the mainstream camera.
To be honest one of my favorite cameras was when Olympus was still doing DSLR.. Before their
mirrorless cameras they seriously had the best cameras ever !!

 

What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their
own business?

Lean how to shoot video as well. If this is going to be a career for you then you have to learn the
evolve. I watched many great photographers go under during the early 2000’s because they did
not want to evolve in to the digital market. With technology still photography will be dying ! Learn
to shoot and edit video.

 

What do you think of our new magazine?
I think this magazine will be the biggest print in the world. Its a little bit of Elle mixed with
Playboy ! whats more could you ask for ? As long as the magazines sticks to the artist it will
continue to grow !

www.jaboyphotography.com
instagram: jaboyphotography

 

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