Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hold: Aaron James Hooper by Max Woltman

'Everything I do within the arts, whether it be film, modeling, or dancing, I analyze from a perspective of the creative source. What is created through me is made possible by a collective thought and energy within the universe and guided through me--I am merely a vessel.'
Aaron J. Hooper

Aaron's favorite and most trusted photographer is Albuquerque's Max Woltman. Aaron especially loves shoots in which he can use his body and skills as a dancer to create images which focus on the translation of movement into still shots.

'The coinage of the phrase "I am moved by that..." was created because a physical action can cause an emotional reaction. It is in this reaction that "still-movement" is created. This is not to say that the model has no part in the experience! It is the work of the model to be open and receptive to the vision of the photographer whilst being open and receptive to their own body and mind--if both partners in this game of photographic chess play correctly, a work of beauty is simple to achieve.'
Aaron J. Hooper

'Obviously I love the end product of Max's work; however, it is his work ethic and style of photography that I enjoy the most. Max is a true professional, knows the field, knows "good work", and is constantly striving to be better. One of my favorite things about Max is that it almost seems like he feels not good enough--he must know he is incredible because everyone tells him so. He is always trying "new" things and preludes everything with "this may not work, but we will try it"...I am sure he knows deep down that it will be amazing, but it is this sense of uneasiness that makes his work incredible and constantly growing.'

'In this uneasiness, however, he is very direct. He knows what he wants and is unafraid to speak such. He works with incredible models often and is able to converse with them on a professional level that doesn't feel overbearing, but is extremely direct so that his ideas don't get clouded. (Another aside) Within this, however, he allows the model to do their job and enjoys seeing individual interpretation to different situations.'
Aaron J. Hooper

'Aaron brings a fierce energy, determination, and open mind and heart to whatever he does. And he does not shy away from expressiveness. He is sensual, bold, and beautiful!'
Max Woltman

I have been following Max Woltman's work for over a year now and I am really pleased to be able to share his work with Aaron. You can see more of Max's work on ModelMayhem HERE: and if you want to contact Aaron, check out his facebook page HERE: and on ModelMayhem HERE:

'Nudity to me is like lemonade...if you are A) 6 years old and don't care what your lemonade tastes like or B) older and have a young, playful mind that allows you to overlook the flaws of your lemonade then you will be comfortable sharing it with people. I also did the nude still modeling for the art classes at my school...I love being naked because I feel a pure judgement from the audience that allows me to be comfortable with myself:)'
Aaron J. Hooper


Anonymous said...

The first picture is incredible

MaxM said...