"Every time I think I’ve got it, I realize I don’t, which is what keeps me going I guess."


Aaron Farley puts the "F" in Fine Art.

Written by: Susannah Tantemsapya

Aaron Farley is a longstanding cohort of East of Western. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, he spent much of his youth exploring the great outdoors. Since 2000, Aaron has called Los Angeles his home.

Being a seasoned photographer and director, Aaron has started to focus on his fine art practice for the last five years. He turns photographic images into objects that play with color, light, time and space. He was also a gallery partner and curator of the now closedTHIS Los Angeles (2009-2013). Aaron currently resides with his lovely wife and two children in the neighborhood of Silver Lake.

3.5 Questions with Aaron Farley

What is your secret talent?
I’m attempting to make my talent "Video golf." It’s indoor golf where you hit real golf balls into a screen, then lasers from the ceiling check your swing, and beers are brought to your table. It’s the perfect storm of games. Neal still has the longest drive though.

Where do you find inspiration?
Being surrounded by so many creative people is always what pushes me, but the actual inspiration for my work just comes out of the need to make things – no idea where that comes from. 

Tell us about the picture or job where you realized “Damn, I might actually make this happen”:
That feeling comes and goes multiple times a day. Every time I think I’ve got it, I realize I don’t, which is what keeps me going I guess.

I ENJOY watching our kids grow up, it’s like living with little insane people.

View all of Aaron's Prints