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Last Activity:
Jul 10, 2024
Very Experienced
Nov 24, 2005

About Me


‘Pretty pictures’ are not of much interest to me.  My desire is to use photography as a way to express myself and my interactions with people, places, and moods.  It’s the connection to a person and a moment, in an emotional or provocative way, that is important to me.  When I capture an image well, it feels like writing a story or poem without using words.

I like to shoot with friends and acquaintances whenever I can because the trust is already established.  My style is personal.  I'm not a commercial photographer.  I typically don’t have detailed ideas pre-planned for a shoot.  I want to capture something spontaneous about you and let the mood and light take us on a journey.  You will find me working with both digital and film cameras.

A practical note:
•    I require a standard model release and photo ID before we begin shooting

Instagram:  @stenaarden

Warm regards!  ~ Sten "Scott" Aarden

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"What a great shoot! Sten was communicative and easygoing, and the environment was relaxed and inspiring. Looking forward to shooting again!" Read less

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"Had a great time of shooting with Sten, he was focused and determined to achieve the desired effect, but also caring of my comfort and sharing results of his work with me. I was enjoying our conversation so much that we went to the photography museum afterwards. I hope we get to shoot again in the near future! Definitely recommend working with this photographer." Read less

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