Aaron Ansarov


Born and raised in South and Central Florida, Aaron joined the US Navy at 18 as a Photographer’s Mate. He soon came into his own and was quickly recognized as one of the military’s top photojournalists. During this career Ansarov graduated the highly coveted Military Visual Journalism program at Syracuse University’s Newhouse school of Public Communications and later became a staff photographer of the Navy’s flagship publication, All Hands Magazine. Shortly after 9/11, Aaron decided to continue his career in the military and become an elite member of the Navy’s Combat Camera teams deploying to numerous locations and operations globally in both peacetime and war. Aaron was later injured during operations retired at less than 15 years. He quickly began a commercial career in Delray Beach, Florida while pursuing his true passions of art with photography as his canvas. After having several children he put the commercial photography lifestyle down and focused more on his desires in art and his children.

His first project started by sharing a father/son bond of exploring the beauty of nature in the backyard. This project was later published in a 4-page photo journal feature in July 2013 issue of National Geographic. He later took that exploration to the beach with a series of vibrantly detailed patterns of live Portuguese Man o’ War that gained him international attention. Including an article with Smithsonian as well as another feature with Nat Geo. He has since turned his lens back towards humans in a life long search for the answers to social issues through use of visual cues. His one to one project being one of his largest endevous examining the human skin at a 1:1 ratio to the camera allowing the viewer to see every intricacy that makes us who we are. His current project is titled The Human Spectrum which delves into the taboo of nudity and judgement. By not only removing all forms of fashion, affiliation and culture with nudity, but covering the subject in paint as a way of removing race Ansarov allows for the viewer to understand the normalcy of the human form in a vibrantly colorful way.


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