This week we’re getting to know community member, Aaron Perkinson.
Aaron has always enjoyed recording his travels and every day life.
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How did you get started in photography?
“I never considered myself a photographer. However, as I look at all the pictures I did print, in addition to the pictures that I wish I had saved (I got my first camera when I was 9 or 10, I believe), I conclude that I did always have a love for taking pictures.”
What was your first camera?
“As a child, I received a Kodak Winner (110 film) and used it a lot. My first serious camera was one I ‘borrowed”‘ from my father: A Minolta Maxxum 7000 AF with a nice set of lenses (later, it was stolen). Disheartened, I used point and shoot cameras for several years until the Olympus PEN E-PL1, which again revived my love for photography.”
Who is one photographer that inspires you and why?
“Well, risking a cliche, I will say Henri Cartier-Bresson. I love his thinking, his humility and his realistic approach to photography. Two things I’ve learned: To wait for the moment and to take pictures of things that inspire me, even though not necessarily everyone else. I would say that I am still searching for my photographic ‘voice.'”
What’s the first thing you look for in composing your image?
“Creatively speaking, I greatly value variety in composition. Finding things or points of view that are out of the ordinary is important to me. And technically speaking, lighting is a key factor.”
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