MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/aaronblumenshine
I was born in 1985 in the Sierra Nevadas, near the Yuba River. I moved to the Bay Area when I was three years old, but have always loved nature. I attended Mountain View High School and started getting into photography when I was fifteen. My first camera was a vintage Rolleiflex (a German camera from the 1950's). My good friend Kelly taught me how to take pictures and inspired me to get into photography. I was a TA for my high school Photography class and also had my artwork featured in the Mountain View Art Gallery in downtown Mountain View. My acrylic and oil paintings, as well as charcoal drawings were featured amongst the most talented high school artists in the Bay Area. I played water polo throughout high school and was an editor for my high school yearbook senior year. I specifically worked on the layouts, writing, and pictures for the career section. I started taking portraits when I was seventeen, in order to pursue modeling. I have modeled for Redken hair products and am featured by UjENA Models. I bought my first DSLR camera when I was nineteen years old and now own over five different types of cameras. I mostly take digital pictures and began working with Photoshop in 2004. Editing pictures is my creative outlet and it allows me to enhance the natural beauty of my subjects. I focus on capturing the purity of a person in their natural setting.I am currently attending UCSB and have also studied art and photography in Europe. While going to school in London and traveling throughout Europe, I discovered my true talent for photography and capturing a moment in time. I have taken many landscape and cityscape pictures, but I specialize in taking portraits. I have taken professional pictures for models and hair stylists. I take family and individual portraits, as well as wedding photos and other events.