Hey there, I’m Aaron, a visual artist and photographer living in Pittsburgh, PA. My photography ranges from weddings and portrait work to landscapes and street photography. More recently, my visual art primarily revolves around the use of what I call fluid acrylics.
Visual art was always my first calling, specifically realistic graphite drawings, followed by a love of abstract painting with textures. Always looking for something new, I decided to try photography. Equipped with my first camera, a Nikon D3300 with its kit lens, I set out to learn everything I could about it. Getting the best out of my simple equipment in any situation was vital to me and I quickly passionate about landscape and street photography. I wanted more though and decided to try weddings and portrait work.
That was almost 5 years ago. Since then, I have significantly upgraded my gear and on average, cover 5-6 weddings per year as well as many photo sessions including engagement photos to senior photos. One of my favorite parts of photography is being able to pursue my creativity while having the opportunity to meet and work with new people all of the time.
I am currently booking new weddings, engagement sessions, and regular photo sessions. Examples, pricing, and other information can be found in the PHOTOGRAPHY section.
As a self-taught artist, I try to dive into my creative side each and every day. Constantly learning, I am not afraid to explore new ideas, techniques, mediums, or to work outside of my comfort zone.
For the past two years, my work has been focused on the use of fluid acrylics and resin. After a year or so of science experiments in the studio, I created my own stable recipe consisting of a mixture of acrylic paints, various paint mediums, and sometimes silicon. Using this mixture, along with a few specific techniques, I’m able to create paintings that interesting and unique. Most times, I primarily paint on either wood panels or stretched canvas, and sometimes heavy watercolor paper. Other than paintings, I also use this technique to create functional art such as custom clocks, tables, jewelry, drink coasters, and even Christmas ornaments around the holidays.
Most of my color palettes are inspired by my visits to tropical locations such as Aruba or the Mexican Caribbean. My dream has always been to live along the beach somewhere and my goal with my work is to remind myself and everyone else of these beautiful places.
Though most of my recent work utilizes fluid acrylics in some form, past work includes graphite portraits and some simple pen drawings.
All photography prints as well as a handful of art prints are available for purchase at AARONJOSEPH.SMUGMUG.COM
Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram for current work and updates about upcoming events.
Please email me with any questions, comments, commission requests, or concerns at AARONJOSEPHSTUDIOS@GMAIL.COM
Thanks for stopping by, I cant wait to hear from you!