About - Aaron Dodd

About Me

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to have a look at my portfolio of photographs.


My name (you may have guessed by the website title) is Aaron and I am an amateur photographer who has arrived relatively late to the photography hobbyist party. Facing the impending milestone of turning 40, and the realisation that amidst the hectic routine of a young family and work, I had neglected to find time for myself; I decided to purchase my first DSLR and haven't looked back. 


I have always been interested in the visual arts, having initially studied at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, before completing my HND in Visual Communication. I left education and spent several years working as a digital retoucher for a number of national magazines and on advertising campaigns for large multinational companies. In 2004 however, in a moment of soul-searching, I left the industry to retrain as a social worker, where I have spent the past 13 years thoroughly enjoying.


I am developing my own style, and have a tendency to steer towards monochromatic images, which I feel make the image more dramatic and provide a greater impact on the viewer. With these images, the distraction of colours are removed and the image left, is one that has a high contrast and provides a powerful narrative which encourages the viewer to ask questions.


I am based in the Birmingham area but am available to travel if required. I work both on commissioned and trade for Images basis, dependent upon the project brief. Please have a perusal around my portfolio and if you feel that you would like to get involved in a collaboration, please drop me an email to discuss your requirements and ideas.


Thanks


Aaron



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