2015 Emerging Photography Contender: Aaron Wax

For Little Stories About Him, Brooklyn-based photographer Aaron Wax revisits and dissects the nuanced relationship he’s held with his father throughout his lifetime while acknowledging the inevitable passage of time. 

Ashtray

Ashtray

Writes Wax in his Artist Statement, “Through reconsideration of this period in [my father’s and my] lives I reflect upon moments that have passed, which I can never fully revisit or recreate. We look back upon our memories of childhood in an effort to discover what leads us to become the people we are today. Through this process I attempt to do the impossible, to preserve the past. My photographs and our stories are unable to hold onto a time already over, but rather serve as a reminder of the temporal nature of our existence.” 

Chess

Chess

All images © Aaron Wax

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