Countdown to PIX 2015: Aaron Draper and Underexposed
With just over a week until PIX 2015, we're taking the opportunity to introduce you to some of our talented re:FRAME speakers. You can catch them October 6 & 7 live streamed right here, or join us in person at Seattle Center! Just pick up an all-access pass to gain entry to re:FRAME talks at McCaw Hall.
Aaron Draper started his career in journalism, editing features for a daily newspaper. His fondness for visual arts blossomed into a career photographing weddings, and he eventually pursued an MFA from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco.
Aaron's work places an emphasis on lighting, and that's immediately evident in his photo series 'Underexposed.' The images portray individuals experiencing homelessness, but quite literally in a new light - the portraits utilize elegant lighting usually reserved for the affluent. In his words, Aaron hopes that the work will bring these individuals 'out of the shadows' to the viewer, and aims to inspire 'a more humane view of the homeless.' He's donated photos to many organizations that advocate for the homeless.