In March of 2012, at age seventeen, I started my own photography business, D.Aiken Photography, and since then have won numerous awards including Grand Champion at the North Texas State Fair and First Place at the Texas State Fair. In fall of 2012 I entered the Photographer’s Forum Magazine International Photo Contest placing as a finalist. (Top 1,000 of 10,000) and in fall of 2013 I entered again but this time clinching an Honorable Mention spot. (Top 100 of 16,000 entries)
Although my pictures have won awards and been recognized it is still not enough in my eyes, I am a perfectionist and I think that in this business you have to be in order to do well, you must pay attention to every detail and strive to capture a photo that will be remembered by everyone who views it.
I have traveled all across Texas photographing anything that I see. Most of my work has been done here in Central Texas but I have traveled to the rolling hills of the Hill Country, visited the towering forests in east Texas and I am slowly making my west into the flat lands of Texas all in search of the unknown and interesting things that people pass by everyday.