Despite the occasional accusation, it turns out that I’m not disgruntled… I’m thisGruntled.
I’m Aaron… and I’ve been wandering the internet since the mid-1990s, back in the good old days of screeching modems and getting disconnected because someone else in the house picked up the phone.
I am a Photographer
My professional photography focuses on event, commercial, and portrait work. I love capturing the spirit and making people look great at conferences, businesses, parties, and private settings. Find out more at my photography website for Portland/Vancouver event and portrait photography.
I also publish Photowebo, a resource that mixes the worlds of photography and the internet. If you’re a photographer who wants a better online presence, Photowebo can help. Subscribe to say in the loop.
I was the 2017 President of the Oregon Professional Photographers Association. In 2016 I earned the Photographic Craftsman degree through PPA. A year prior, I was recognized for third place in the Commercial/Illustrative category at PPA’s Grand Imaging Awards, and went on to represent the United States as a finalist at the World Photographic Cup.
I am a Technologist
I’m fascinated by the role of technology in our lives and am always eager to learn more about gadgets and software and the like. I’m pretty much fully in the Apple ecosystem at this point. I have an iMac on my desk, an iPad Pro in my messenger bag, an Apple Watch on my wrist, and an iPhone in my pocket.
I believe in using technology to get more done and have little patience for those who complain about struggles but aren’t willing to spend a few dollars (literally) on solutions.
I am a Craft Beer Enthusiast
I love me some beer. I’m game to try anything although I tend to shy away from the super-hoppy west coast IPAs that are so popular where I live. I track my beers on Untappd and as I travel I enjoy trying new brews.