Brooklyn based writer, art director and photographer Aaron Richter has been been shooting for a little more than a year now, after he, as he says: “Laid off in Jan 2009, and spent my severance on a camera and jumped right in!” So far it’s his music photography that has that has got most of the attention, but big things are coming up: “This past weekend, I just shot my first proper editorial. Major model. Had a blast. I can’t really say much about it since it’s part of a publication launch with some important people involved, but I really love how everything turned out, and can’t wait for people to see it. It’s very much my style and methods of photography, but operating on the next level. I also handle art direction for self-titled magazine; at the end of the month, we have a new issue coming out. And I have another online-publishing endeavor up my sleeve as well for the fall, which I’m totally psyched about, but again, can’t really say much about.” And as always, I will keep you updated on all of this!
Aaron says he’s inspired by the works of Stacey Mark, Jason Nocito and Guy Aroch: “- Easily my three favorites. Lately, though, I feel like I’ve been more directly inspired by the photographers that I work with and am friends with. I also work as an art director, so much of my job entails hiring people to shoot stuff for me. Ruvan Wijesooriya, Shawn Brackbill and Alexander Wagner are all buddies who i’ve known for a while. I work with them a lot and whenever I see new photos of theirs, I sort of get filled with a healthy wash of inadequacy that helps me strive to be a better photographer myself. Some other favorites right now include Lucy Carr-Ellison, Elizabeth Weinberg and Bryan Sheffield, who are all an absolute delight to work with. Otherwise, my inspirations include: hot girls, loud music, Norman Mailer, Bret Easton Ellis, rad fonts and well-executed magazines.”