Respected photographer Aaron Bristol credits daughter Kayla and a 3 megapixel Sony digital camera as his first foray into photography. Hailing from a boy band - law clerk - pizzeria manager background, Bristol had no idea that the experience he garnered from incessantly photographing his Shirley Temple look- alike daughter would open doors into the industry of professional video and photography.
â€œI had no portfolio, and no formal training. Established photography companies only wanted to hire me as an assistant. No one wanted to give me a chance,â€ recalls Bristol.
But, chutzpah and quick-wit has afforded Bristol the opportunity to open his own studio, work alongside well established photographers, and book gigs with Power 96, Ed Hardy and Bloomingdales.
For a close up of Bristolâ€™s portfolio, check out www.bristolfoto.com.