EST. IN AUSTIN, TX - TRAVELING WORLDWIDE
CUBAN COFFEE DRINKER, MORNING PERSON, SENTIMENTAL OLD FOOL
Hi, I'm Aidan — a documentary & lifestyle portrait photographer. My life began in Chinatown, Manhattan. While I swear I remember a brief glimpse of those New York City streets from the comfort of my stroller, by the time my memories became solid I was living in the Hudson Valley in Upstate NY.
It was a quiet, slow-paced existence, and I filled it with movies, sleepovers, and crushes. So many crushes. When my parents got divorced my first thought was now I'll have something in common with the boy I liked. I was in first grade. I maybe had an unhealthy obsession with romance stories.
At Temple University in Philadelphia I majored in Theater for two seconds, Undeclared for a minute, before settling on Film & Media arts with a concentration on screenwriting. Cinema today is still a major influence on my work and where I consistently turn to for inspiration. In 2018 my now-Husband and I moved to NYC after I was accepted into the Documentary Practice & Visual Journalism program at the International Center of Photography. There I learned to never write bios in the first person and did my thesis project on the history of women shaving in the U.S.
Mine & and my partner's hairy legs from my ICP thesis project "And So It Grows"
When I pore through the hundreds of photos I take with my clients, I feel this overwhelming connection to these lives that, through all our past actions, led to your memories and mementos being in my hands.
I love random moments and letting go of control. I also love putting on different personalities and acting out characters, especially with my husband who does the best accents. I think anything can be beautiful in the right light. I embrace the mess and finely curated with equal excitement.
Theodore, the best boy
I want to find out what your idea of fun is and roll with it, immerse ourselves in it. There's no simple moment too mundane or grand adventure that's too farcical.