Aaran Hunt is a freelance photographer and videographer from the UK, with over 5 years professional experience. Upon completion of his Bachelors Degree in photography in 2014, Aaran moved to Yokohama, Japan. There, Aaran worked in and around Tokyo as a freelance fashion, portrait, commercial and lifestyle photographer and videographer. Alongside his freelance work, Aaran assisted Director Satoshi Watanabe shooting music videos for Japanese bands and artists as well as shooting fashion both in and out of the studio. Aaran now resides in England, North Yorkshire working as a professional photographer, primarily within Leeds. "I've always enjoyed creating. My imagination never allows me rest. If there is a window, my eyes become still and my mind becomes lost." Published works/ Clients The Kimono Kid - NY, Gala Apparel, Genes Society, BBC, Daily Mail, Mirror, Yorkshire Evening Post, Ripon/Boroughbridge Gazette, Teppanyaki Leeds.Locked Pro Plan feature
Photographer’s and videographer’s assistant, Satoshi Watanabe, Tokyo, Japan, 2015-2017 • Assistant director/camera operator and photographer to Mr. Watanabe. • Paying close attention to details on set and for the image selection process. • Assisting lighting director when needed. • Creating mood boards and basic retouching to images for preview and selection process. • Preparing, setting-up and maintenance of studio; lighting, rigs, colorama backdrops, poly boards, props, laptop, camera, tethering set-up and more. • Directing models in Japanese and English, in accordance with Mr. Watanabe's direction. • Experience working with large and small teams. • Working to tight deadlines and often working well past the clock. • Constantly being both physically & mentally prepared in order to stay one-step ahead of what might be required of me.
• Bachelor of Arts, Leeds University, Leeds, North Yorkshire, 2014. Major: Photography 2:1