Model: Roman Location: South Philadelphia
Model: Stevie. Location: Lancaster, Pa.
Location: Lancaster, PA.
Creative portraits with Nick Cove.
Location: Lancaster, PA.
Another roll of black & white 35mm film developed and scanned.
I pour so much emotion, energy, time, and money into my photography. I struggle to get my work into local scenes mainly due to cliques, exclusive art scenes, and social boundaries. I was thrilled to have my work noticed by Left Bank Magazine which is based out of New York. Small steps make me happy and give me reason to keep creating.
Check out the article here!
model: Suge Location: The Rabbit & Dragonfly café
I took these self portraits as a way to express my emotions lately. Depression and lack of self confidence have been engulfing me and I want to show that light still exists in darkness…almost like a light at the end of a tunnel.
I’m trying to get into the habit of carrying a camera with me everywhere, even if it’s just on ordinary days. There is beauty in people, simplicity, and small things. I will always continue to look for that.
Model: Cassia . Location: Lancaster, PA
Model: Devon Location: Lancaster, PA. Improvised Studio
Growth is difficult, especially when things in life feel emotionally possible to get through. People tell you that certain things shouldn’t bother you, get you down, or make you overthink. But this isn’t true. It’s misleading. I am allowed to not be okay. You are allowed to not be okay.
I’ve been going to therapy for a few months, something I do not feel the need to shout to everyone I know. But I thought it may be helpful to point out that talk therapy CAN help. I am learning to grow, and I am learning to not be okay. I am learning that some things in life were not my fault, that I am not crazy, and that my reactions and anxiety are quite normal regarding the things I went through in my past. I have PTSD and severe anxiety from struggles and relationships from years ago. But this is okay. I am learning that people can LOVE and that people do CARE, and those people in my life who do, mean so much.
Today I am fighting with self worth, depression, and hating myself. I’ve been trying to push the feelings aside and bury them, but they keep popping up, refusing to drown. Days like today are tough to push through, but I’ve been telling myself that it is okay to rest and okay to indulge in doing “nothing”. I shot a few photos of my plants because they look healthy and they are stretching their little branches and stems towards the sun. They signify growth. Many of my plants I’ve had for years, and they continue to grow despite being repotted, trimmed, and moved back and forth. I think a lesson and wisdom can be learned from that.
Hello! I am starting a vintage shop due to my love of fashion, vintage clothes, different eras, and style. The following are items from my personal collection, some of which are for sale in my Etsy shop. (find that HERE
This is a huge passion of mine, so for those of you who read my blog, please check it out. I’d gladly appreciate it.
(all photography by: Aaron Shiflet).
Black and white photography is my favorite. It holds a special type of nostalgia and emotion and I wanted to round up my favorites from 2018 to show everyone. There are both film and digital images in this collection
This world is filled with so many small things that nobody notices. Life is solely based on self with rare for instances of love and kindness towards others. There is a strange lacking in the appreciation of little things and of things that mean so much and create so much beauty. They are ignored. Crushed. Swept away for the shiny bright shallowness of the self and how many likes and notices a person can get on a screen.
There is a quiet peace and wholeness when one sees past the facade of “importance”. What is important to you? Find what is true and real. Most of the time it lies in what is not apparent. Be yourself and embrace what makes you who you are. Put others first and yourself last. Don’t look to others to “save” you, but rather look inward for that.
I took these photographs to clear my mind and to shed some focus on small plant life that usually gets crushed beneath feet, or cut down and thrown away. I want to show that there is beauty in small things and I’m leaving these photos up for personal interpretation.