Meet The Circus Arts Hub Designer, Aaron Walker
Updated: Apr 6
I am thrilled to announce that Aerial choreographer, award winning photographer and visual designer, Aaron Walker, will be collaborating with me on The Circus Arts Hub. Originally from the UK Aaron immersed himself in the European circus scene after graduating from The Circus Space BA program. Aaron began taking photos of the circus artists he worked with whilst touring as an international aerial performer. He has since developed two parallel, award-winning careers in photography/design and aerial choreography. Read on to hear his artistic rationale as a photographer and circus creator.
I bring to my photography practice twenty years of professional experience as a physically specialised international circus artist, aerial trainer, show consultant, and graphic designer. I use my unique skill set to design, create and capture dynamic physical movement. My personal projects have a creative and technical structure to work within. The same approach is used with commissioned projects where I add another layer from the clients direct engagement. The common goal is to make a strikingly fresh outcome that will transport and inspire the viewer. Each project outcome is drawn from a wealth of experience in the performing arts industry to produce an authentic moment in time.
#Dragformation portrait series which went viral and garnered international reviews: Vice USA www.vice.com/en_us/article/zmbxv3/mesmerizing-before-and-after-photos-of-drag-transformations
PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2019 Capture Magazine, Australias Top Emerging Photographers Top 20 (Portrait Category)
2018 Capture Magazine, Australias Top Emerging Photographers Top 40 (Portrait Category)
2017 Capture Magazine, Australias Top Emerging Photographers Top 10 (Portrait Category) Top 10 (Student Category)
2017 AIPP Victorian Epson Professional Photography Awards 2 Silver Awards (Portrait Category) 1 Silver Award (Student Category)
2016 APPA Australian Professional Photography Awards 1 Silver Award (Portrait Category)
2016 AIPP Victorian Epson Professional Photography Awards 1 Silver Award (Portrait Category) 1 Silver Award (Illustrative Category)
2015 Capture Magazine, Australias Top Emerging Photographers Finalist (Sports Category)
2011 Kayell Australia, National Photography Print Competition Outstanding Achievement Award
I design publicity for the arts industry. My design skills have enabled me to apply myself to projects that enhance visual artist's promotional marketing.
AERIAL CHOREOGRAPHER www.verticalab.com/
I have worked as a physical performer for the last 20 years in various fields of the performing arts throughout the world in areas such as circus, theatre, festivals, stadium openings, television shows and commercials, corporate events, cabaret and musicals.
I was a full-time vertical aerial trainer and course convenor for 8 years at the National Institute of Circus Arts in Melbourne for the BA in Circus Arts program. As well as teaching and developing aerial skills from basic through to advanced levels, I focussed on choreographing unique sequences, facilitating experimentation and creating finished acts for graduation and industry.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - CIRCUS International study tours to circus centres and festivals in Montreal, Quebec, Las Vegas, Paris and the Circa Festival in Auch 2000-2019. Teaching aerial workshops at the NCCA in London and Circus Ikura, Japan 2016-2018.