Having lived on both the West Coast and the East Coast, Darius Aidala’s archive of images is an extensive examination of places in time. From Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, to Boston, New York City, and Washington, DC, his love of cities and fascination with the imprint and echo of history gives him a unique view of places and their inhabitants. For nearly 36 years he’s worked to document change in our environment and this series, in particular, captures the Sign decay and subsequent rebuild in the late 70’s.
Darius feels the value of his photography lies in the documenting of that time, place and history that he tries to capture in each image. Walker Evans, Berenice Abbott and Ansel Adams were early influences as he photographs the urban environment in a documentary as well as street photography style.
Darius is an American born abroad in Rome in 1961. He started photography in 1975 at the age of 14, while living in Berkeley. Then he moved to Hollywood and graduated from Hollywood High School in 1979. He then moved to San Francisco, where he lived for 13 years. Darius is primarily a self-taught photographer and for the last 11 years, has been residing in Bethlehem, PA.
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