bio

My name is Dustin Aksland. I was born and raised in Modesto, California. George Lucas made a movie about it called American Graffitti, check it out. I currently live in Brooklyn, NY. Woody Allen has made many movies about it, check them out. When i’m not shooting, you can find me working on my motorcycle, riding my motorcycle, talking about motorcycles or watching motorcycle racing. If you’re interested in the finer details of my photography life, they are provided below. Many thanks to everyone that enables me to do what I love for a living.

EDUCATION

Academy of Art University, SF. B.F.A Photography 2006

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Sounds of the Soil, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL 2011
Under the Western Freeway, Meat Market Gallery, Washington D.C 2008

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

The One Moto Show, Portland, OR 2014
Fourteen
, Free Gold Watch Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2010

States of Mind, Copenhagen, Denmark 2008
States of Mind, Brussels, Belgium 2008
Meet Waradise : Fjord, Meet Waradise, New York, NY 2008
2008 Benefit Auction, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
2008 SCOPE Hamptons, East Hampton, NY 2008
Crooked Smiles, Steady Voices and a Trunk Full of Cash, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2008
Never Heard Of Yah, Deeda, Sacramento, CA 2008
2007 Benefit Auction, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA 2007
12th Annual Faculty and Alumni Auction, 79 Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2007
SOS, Oxen Rose, San Francisco, CA 2007
Improvisation 07, Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2007
Photo San Francisco, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 2006
Exhibit 5, One Six Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2006
The Warehouse, San Francisco, CA 2005
Help Now, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA 2005
Social Club, San Francisco, CA 2004

PUBLICATIONS

Jacuzzi Boys / Happy Damage, Miami Zine Machine, Miami 2015
Issue Three : The United States (2003-2013), Mossless, New York 2014

All Gone 2013, La MJC, Paris 2013
All Gone 2011, La MJC, Paris 2011
All Gone 2010, La MJC, Paris 2010
Tell Mum Everything Is Ok, FP & CF, Paris 2010
States of Mind : Young American Photography, TH Inside, Milan 2009
Taxis Pleins, Taxis Vides, JSBJ, Paris 2009
The Collector’s Guide To Emerging Art Photography, Humble Arts Foundation, New York 2009
Forecast for Today, San Francisco, Self-Published 2008
Backyard Shakedown, Upper Playground, San Francisco 2007

REVIEWS

Sabot, Julia, “ventana view”, Feature Shoot, August 2013
Terranova, Amber, “Itinerant Musicians”, PDN Online, August 2011
Pullen, Crary, “Sounds of the Soil” Time Light Box, August 2011
McManus, Austin, “Sounds of the Soil” Juxtapoz, July 2011
Kim, So Eun, “Four Days In Dubai” Vogue (Korea) April 2010
Eckstein, Dan, “Forecast for Today” Guernica, Online December 2009
Richmond, Amrit, “Four Days in Dubai” Good, Online November 2009
Bisson, Steve, “Forcast for Today” Urban Nautica, Online July 2009
Jordan, Jennifer, “Backyard Shakedown” Camerawork, Vol.36 No.1 2009
Dawson, Jessica, “Color- Washed Imagery” The Washington Post, April 25, 2008

INTERVIEWS

Pop Photo

HONORS / AWARDS

SFMOMA SECA Award (Nominee) 2008
King of the Road, Tokion Magazine 2007
PDN Photo Annual 2006
PDN World In Focus Competition, First Place, Young Explorer’s category 2006

ARTIST LECTURES

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA Jan. 2007

SELECT CLIENT LIST

  • Afar
  • Air BnB
  • All Gone
  • Aller
  • Anomaly
  • Azure
  • Barnard University
  • Billboard
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Bloomberg Markets
  • Bloomberg Pursuits
  • Bon Appétit
  • Cafe Racer
    Chobani
  • Departures
  • Details
  • Dwell
  • Elle
  • Elle Decoration UK
  • enRoute
  • Esquire
  • Études
  • Fast Company
  • Financial Times Magazine
  • Food & Wine
  • Fortune
  • Good
  • GO
  • HGTV
  • The Hollywood Reporter
  • INC
  • Innovative Leisure
  • Intel
  • Iron & Air
  • London Evening Standard
    Lufthansa Magazin
  • Manhattan Magazine
  • Mass Appeal
  • May Fourteenth Optics
    Men’s Health
  • Men’s Journal
  • Metropolis
  • Miami Magazine
  • Mindful
  • Monocle
  • Money
  • More
  • Nest
  • Noah
  • Nya Rum
  • Random House Publishing
  • Rhapsody
  • Runners World
  • Ogilvy & Mather
  • Out
    Palais De Tokyo
  • Popular Mechanics
  • Print
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • See See Motorcycles
  • SID
  • Sideburn
  • SPIN
  • Spex
  • Squarespace
  • Sub Rosa
  • Swindle
  • T: The New York Times Style Magazine
  • The New York Times
  • Travel + Leisure
  • Vogue (Korea)
  • UPS
  • Venables Bell & Partners
  • Variety
  • VSA Partners
  • W
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Warner Brothers Records
  • Wired
  • Yahoo Style
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