1. Name / occupation / location:
Aaron Feaver / Photographer / Santa Monica, CA.
2. How long have you been doing what you’re doing?
I started taking pictures in college, just snapshots for fun, but only started taking it seriously about 2 years ago.
3. What was your last ‘day’ job (or what is your current day job)?
I used to be a web designer for a little studio in Venice.
4. Favorite writer / artist / photographer?
Writer: Michael Ondaatje. Artist: David Shrigley. Photographer: Paolo Roversi.
5. Who or what inspires you to create?
My girlfriend, other photographers, photos in magazines…everything!
6. Describe your last DIY project:
My girlfriend and I went out to the desert and shot a little fashion story on plastic toy cameras.
7. Decade you wish you could visit?
I guess the 1960s…not TOO alien from how we live now, but with a lot of exciting differences.
8. A place you’ve visited that was almost too beautiful to capture?
Crater Lake, in Oregon.
9. Describe your pre-work ritual:
I usually like to look at a lot of other people’s photography before I start, to see things they’re doing that maybe don’t come naturally to me. Also I like to figure out the look I’d like to achieve, so I can get the right cameras and film and all that ready. I used to bring a ton of different types of cameras and shoot everything (Polaroid, 35mm, medium format, digital, toy camera, etc), but I ended up with a few pics from each format that I really liked, and nothing that worked well together. So now I try to be more thoughtful about the final look I want and commit to that beforehand. The other day I did a shoot that was just on one kind of 35mm toy camera, and it was really freeing being limited to one style.
10. An image you’ve shot/own that is nearest and dearest to you:
I really like this one of my girlfriend running around the Donald Trump golf course in her underwear. It was pouring rain and completely deserted and we were both soaked and taking pictures with a little waterproof point and shoot 35mm camera.
11. Something you care deeply about:
12. Current project you are working on:
I’m editing a shoot I did last week for a Swiss magazine.
13. Goal for the future:
I’d really like to be able to keep taking pictures and making a living at it!