AuraPixels
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Photography – San Francisco, CA

Award-wining photographer Aura O\'Brien was born in 1984. At the age of 13, her passion was ignited upon acquiring an old 35mm Canon AE-1 left and forgotten in a family member\'s attic. This began her journey into the wide and wondrous world of photography and design. Within her first roll of film she found herself singularly drawn to the human figure and how light falls upon it. Over the next few years she primarily experimented with negative space finding it to be a powerful tool for presenting the nude figure; Learning how best to present the body and bringing it\'s natural beauty to light. These sessions also allowed her to hone her skills at guiding her viewer\'s eye; Using the camera\'s viewfinder as a canvas for her visions to be painted upon. She acquired a BA in Digital Arts at Dominican University of California, and began her career as a Wedding & Event Photographer. And then like many determined graduates, she desired exploration beyond her comfort zone so she moved 3,000 miles away from home to NYC. There she expanded her work experience in the world of media and advertising and began feeling out her passion for the Editorial and High Fashion genres. After 3 years, she returned to \"her city\" and began producing and directing large-scale off-site photo shoots with numerous SF-based award-winning and underground Fashion Designers, Jewelry Makers, FORD/LOOK/SCOUT Models, MUA\'s, Hair Stylists, and Stylists. Aura shoots both digital and film, and considers the dark room her home away from home. ...more