Q&A - Aaron Itzerott
Tell us a bit about yourself
My name is Aaron Itzerott, I’m a Film & Video Production Student from Stratford-Upon-Avon, based in Derby. My interest in photography started about 3 years ago when I started borrowing cameras from the University media store! I now practice mostly location-specific portraiture and more abstract work. My background is in graphic design as a freelancer and I specialise in HDSLR Videography. I’m mostly interested in Directing, Producing and DoP work, I do a lot of editing and camera work on the side.
How do you go about creating your pieces?
I I prefer to render compositions as digital artwork in photoshop from dSLR stills, however I’ve recently started doing more in-shot composure with minimal or no correction. I start with a subject, one that seems to have character, or seems to be asking for one! It’s usually a subject that finds me rather than one I seek out, and I try to comment photographically, based on it’s context, social relevance or strive to loose it’s context all together in the simplest way available to me at the time. I prefer to take only one or two well prepared photos rather than picking from loads.
What single element, person, object or real life situation, do you think has influenced you the most throughout your artist career?
My biggest influence’s and constant themes are belonging and perception. Everything has a place, but it’s all about perception… our need to belong is strong driving force in everyone’s life.
What is your best piece of art to date?
It’s hard to choose a favourite from my work, but there are a few standout close ups from my collection from a few summers back, “Summer at the Watson Ranch” that utilise the evening summer sunset light to soften closeups of wooden and glass structures around the garden. On the other hand I have a photograph of a car crash in New York taken from a coach I was on that I’m pretty pleased with!
Any current projects/shows/releases you want to advertise?
Currently working on preproduction for a short film that looks at the fight to free ones self of the mundane. Scheduled for principal photography at the end of February, more info coming soon to Itzerott.com once it’s back online.
Aaron’s print is available here.