In 2005 – after years of being “a bit of a drifter”, a bike messenger, and a counselor to troubled teens in Boston – Aaron McElroy bought a camera off eBay, and has been making curious, compelling, atmospheric and strikingly visceral images ever since. As part of the collective AM Projects, he contributed to the publication Nocturnes (Dienacht, 2012), which was included in TIME’s “The Books We Loved in 2012” and was exhibited in the International Center for Photography Triennial in 2013. Most recently, McElroy published two monographs – Aaron McElroy: Self Publish Be Naughty (SPBH, 2013) and After Wake (Ampersand, 2013) – and contributed to Nudity Today: Revealing Work by Emerging Photographers (PictureBox, 2013).
AS: Aaron Schuman   
AM: Aaron McElroy
AS: How did you first get into photography?
AM: It was rather random. At first, I didn’t really have a clear idea of what

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