BEHIND THE LENS
Hello and thank you for visiting my little corner of the Internet.
My name is Aaron "Az" Karnovski. I'm a self-taught photographer, image retoucher and digital artist based in Northwest Kent, England. I specialize in studio photography, primarily focusing on portraiture and more recently, expanding into product photography.
I began photography in February 2010, when I was bought a Nikon digital SLR camera. Since that time I was hooked and thus began my journey into the art. Somewhat limited for subjects, I practiced by taking images at family events as well as candid shots of my little nephews at play.
Unwittingly, I had started with perhaps the most difficult candidates. It is said "never work with children or animals", and for good reason. They can be extremely uncooperative. This forced me to work much harder, faster and to vary my approach in order to get the shots I wanted.
In March 2012 I began setting up a small studio to photograph family and friends and AK Photography was born. I love trying new concepts and getting creative with light, whilst trying to bring the most out of my subject, whether that's a person or a product. In the past four years I have enjoyed much success, with my work receiving both national and international exposure. After being runner up in 2011 and 2013, I finally scooped a first place in Digital Photo's Photographer Of The Year 2014 competition.
To date my work has been featured in over a dozen magazines, photographic news sites and even Canadian TV. I continually aim to raise the bar on my work, both in camera and post processing, resulting in high quality images that capture the personality of the subject.