In the dark hours of the night you can be led to tempation.
Aaron Eames was born in Wales, United Kingdom and emigrated to Western Australia.
The transition from one home to the next, along with the visible changes to the landscape, would be the first of many times in Eames’ life that change was seen as an inevitable force.
His school years would prove to be repetitive and uninspiring until Eames elected to study Photography.
This course would open up a world of stimuli and provide an opportunity to explore a long-held fascination with the image. From his longest memory, Eames has been drawn to the cinema and the countless books on Hollywood.
While reading these books, he would absorb the behind the scenes images of the actors and crew. This would present the artificial world of the movie and simultaneously the real world of the crew creating the artifice. The veneer of glamour over the degraded world of production both being absorbed concurrently.
He would borrow photographic equipment over the weekends from the school, including a Pentax K1000, tripod and smuggled rolls of bulk loaded film.
It would be here, during these solitary times with an old camera for company that Eames would learn about composition and tone, colour and contrast, exposure and development. With each roll of film that he developed, he would learn whether his experiment had worked or was forced to re-execute with his new hard earned knowledge.
It has been through trial and error, with a continued desire to look inwards to create an external image, that has shaped the photographic style of Eames’ work. He continues to roam the streets as a solitary artist, creating images that appeal to the external audience in his published works.