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Meet Julissa Aaron

Today we’d like to introduce you to Julissa Aaron.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I’ve honestly always been influenced with both art and film photography growing up. I would have both a disposable camera and some sort of drawing pad always with me. After high school, I was lucky enough to get a job at the only Photo Lab in my hometown which definitely pushed me more into the film world and what goes on behind the scenes. A couple of years later, I got hired at the Icon which also taught me so much. The darkroom specialist their lowkey took me under his wing and let me have some time after hours to mess with my negatives which I’m tremendously grateful for. Once Covid hit, things definitely changed. But I’m able to work on both film and my artfully now. I work better when I have multiple projects going on so I’m thankful that I get to fully focus on my art and better my crafts.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Definitely not the smoothest of roads. But you learn as you go. There’s always trial and error or interruptions on the way but you just gotta push through and see the positive outcome after you hit some bumps along the way.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I shoot both 35mm & 120 mm film. I work on mixed media art as well. I started getting back on airbrushing and incorporating into my work whether it’s on canvases, 1/1 upcycled clothing or my hand painted plant pots which come with my handmade chain hangers. I also doodle on top of my film photos which I will release soon into a collective. I honestly am working on multiple projects at once so I always have something to work on. Definitely having fun with it and learning as I go. Self-teaching along the way. I’m most proud of my drive to learn more techniques and not giving up. To be real everyone’s art is different and unique and I think that’s really beautiful. I’ve been recently working on more collabs with other artists which I’m excited about.

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Cover photo by my good friend Mario Lopez @blindings0n_.

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