Aaron Feaver might be a familiar name to a lot of our readers, due to his highly popular photography blog. Today he’s stepping into the spotlight here on Ben Trovato, with an exclusive story titled Desert Rose. It was shot at the Salton Sea, about 90 minutes east of Palm Springs, and features the beautiful Shannon Roxanne with Q Models, which is also Aaron’s girlfriend. She’s wearing fashion from her own wardrobe, and had hair and make up done by Kali Kennedy. “- The Salton Sea is a crazy, post-apocalyptic-looking place, and I like the way a pretty person in pretty clothes stands out in contrast to the landscape,” Aaron says, and explains that the story is a nice mix of digital and 6×7 film.
Aaron finds inspiration in a lot of things, but more than anything his girlfriend: “- I’m constantly taking pictures of her, and she always pushes me to be better, and I’m also inspired by my photographer friends who bust their asses for every job.” One of the places where he collected some of his inspiration was his popular blog: “- Yeah, I wanted a way to keep track of photographers and photos that I liked. I never expected the blog to be popular at all. Unfortunately I don’t really have the time to keep the blog going any more,” he explains, and admits it helped him get more attention around his own work: “- Definitely. Like I said I never thought it’d be popular, so it initially wasn’t going to be about my photos. Once it started getting a lot of visitors, though, I started sneaking in posts featuring my own photos.”
Earlier he’s shot for Foam, Kinki and for several issues of Sloane. Having only recently started shooting fulltime, Aaron’s always on the lookout for new projects that will help him develop as a photographer.
FoHere’s Desert Rose by Aaron Feaver, for Ben Trovato:
Photography - Aaron Feaver / Feaverish Photography
Model - Shannon Roxanne @ Q Models
Make up and Hair - Kali Kennedy
Check out his portfolio here.