AARON FEAVER is a photographer and the creator of Feaverish Photography -blog. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Now based in Los Angeles.
“I got interested in cameras (more than photography) when I was in college and had a part time job at a little mom ‘n pop camera store.I took really horrible photos back then, but I just wanted to see what different kinds of film looked like in different cameras. I started my blog Feaverish Photography as a way of keeping track of photographers I liked.
It was just a personal site for me and I never expected it to be popular. After a bit I realized I was more interested in the fashion photographers than anybody else, and the blog kind of gravitated towards that genre. The blog has been dead for a few years now. I just can’t make time to keep it up anymore.
I guess what keeps me taking photos is never quite getting it right. For myself photography was just a hobby until a couple of years ago when I started taking pictures of people, and I haven’t thought twice about it since then.
Even after the best shoot I’m usually only satisfied for a couple of days before I want to try something else.
There are always new people, new settings, new clothes and new ideas to shoot. It inspires me a lot.
I don’t very much like the look of digital photos, so I spend a bit of time trying to make my work look if not film-like, at least less digital.
I try to do most of it before taking the picture, so that I have to spend as little time as possible in Photoshop.
There are times that shooting with the digital camera is very convenient. I can play around, see the result instantly, and adjust what I’m doing to get just what I want.
With film I’d be taking pictures, recording notes of what I was doing and at what exposure, having the film processed and comparing the results with my notes.
When people see my work I want them to think that it’s beautiful or evocative in some way.
If it moves someone, great, but there’s something to be said for simple pleasing aesthetics.
I would love to be able to make money taking the kinds of pictures I want to take.
I’m sure most photographers would say the same thing.”