Project Portrait: Day 100
Day 98 of Project Portrait. Next up we have Aaron Davies. I met Aaron way back when in journalism school and he now helps startups with everything from coding to copy. Aaron very kindly came by the studio to sit for me. We both talked about our numerous attempts to find different career paths than the one we’d chosen ten years ago. Journalism has changed so much since I first started out. There are no longer those institutions that people can grow into and have a career in it seems. So it’s either diversify or die. Photography is just a hobby of mine but I’ve tried a whole raft of different careers from carpenter to entrepreneur to even a therapist. With this photo I wanted to create something that was once bright that has now faded and fragmented. So I achieved that with the background but I wanted to make Aaron feel almost timeless. So the world has changed but Aaron has stayed the same. He’s still Aaron but the Aaron who emerged as a journalist has been distorted by time. Man, sometimes even I tie myself in knots with these concepts. But it’s good to try things, right? RIGHT?