Hailing from the suburbs of Kansas City, Aaron moved to New York after graduating from the University of Kansas, where he studied journalism, among other subjects.
Beginning as an intern at the New York Daily News, he worked his way up as a freelancer and eventually onto the photo staff of the most widely-read metro daily newspaper in New York.
More than a decade working full-time at the NY Daily News gave him extensive experience covering an extraordinary diversity of assignments from every corner of New York City and the local region, from routine general news, to accidents and crime, trials and courts, entertainment and nightlife, stakeouts and door-knocks, red carpets and dark alleys; making him adept at documenting all facets of life in the big city. In addition to multiple stints in the White House Press Pool, he contributed to select pool coverage of the 9/11 tenth anniversary/memorial opening and spent a full week straight in Newtown, Conn. following the Sandy Hook school shootings. His work has been distributed nationally and internationally.
Now a freelancer again, he has expanded his skills to include significant experience in video and multimedia production – documentary, commercial and private events – as well as street reporting, research and investigation. The combination of all these skills has made him uniquely positioned to effectively cover and document an extremely wide range of subjects using a nearly limitless variety of techniques and media.
He is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.