Aaron Feinberg is no stranger to seeing and capturing the beauty and natural movement of Life. What has started as a ski-bum hobby of photographing friends in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah has developed into a world-class, award-winning fine art portfolio.
Ask Aaron how he ended up on Kauai and he’ll say he didn’t...it found him. After taking a restaurant job that brought him to the island, photography took over in a hurry. In just 3 short years Aaron has gone on to win Nature Photo Of The Year ’09 (American Photo Magazine), Nature Photo of the Month (National Geographic newsletter Aug ’10), Highly Honored (Windland Smith Rice Int’l Awards), among many others, has been published numerous times and his artwork is displayed in collections around the world.
Aaron draws inspiration from the beauty that surrounds him. Self-taught, he holds much gratitude for the fellow photographers that have guided him along the way. Above and beyond, Aaron strives to bring what his eye sees to the viewer. And in doing so, ventures to bring the viewer to emote in some way, either as he might have experienced during capture or in their own unique way. He hopes his images have affected you in such a way that he can truly call himself a photographer.
For now, Kauai is home and when Aaron isn’t photographing you can find him at Hanalei Bay playing beach volleyball or on the fields playing ultimate Frisbee!
With the advent of digital photography and more recently with the popularity of photo manipulations often times the integrity or realism of an image can be called in to question. By reading the above bio you will see that my motives are not to 'create' art on a computer but show the viewer what is in front of us. The true beauty of the world. With that, all that you see in the photographs was present at the time of capture. All the light, moon, rainbows, just as I was there to witness. To better aide the capture of technically challenging images a number of techniques are implied; graduated filters, neutral density filters, blending of images by hand for dynamic range and occasionally the moon is photographed at a 'normal' eye perspective (~70mm) and blended back in when shooting at wide angles to give it a realistic perspective. If you ever have an inquiry as to how an image was made please do not hesitate to ask!