Skills and Info
Experience Level: Very Experienced
Always looking to the unusual, the interesting, the cutting edge, the art of a photography, the art of life.
My name is Nigel Aves. I’m an Englishman, but I live in Longmont, Colorado, USA. By way of Norway, Belgium, Holland and France, technically. Photography is my passion, and the thing that will undoubtedly drive me insane someday (though many would argue it already has).
I don’t photograph subjects. I photograph the way they make me feel. Admittedly, it’s a bit of a strange concept. But it’s honest – and it’s probably the best way to describe my approach to the craft and art. I wrestle with every image I shoot, I try to imagine what was possible when I was closeted in a darkroom and working with many a fine toxic chemical (this could of course help explain the insanity aspect!). I assume perfection is possible and I want to wring it out of every picture.
If that’s all you ever know about me, it’s enough to say you know me very, very well indeed.
When it comes to commissioned work I believe in working with you from the beginning, to create images that standout and add a taste of art to every photograph.
I believe in creating portraits that are prettier than the everyday life, but capture the essence of the person. But I also believe that capturing an image in a 1/120th of a second is the slightest slice of life that will exist forever.
Sometimes the realism of life never needs to be anything else.
Companies: Nigel Aves photography
Entertainment Interests: photography,models,traveling, motor racing