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 Los Angeles, Paul Thomas Anderson has made more than one great film about it, check them out . When i’m not shooting, you can find me eating tacos, chasing storms, watching motorcycle racing or in my backyard in front of the grill. 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.


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


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


Giant Artist Show, Los Angeles, CA 2019
The One Moto Show,
Portland, OR 2014
, 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


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


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


Pop Photo


SFMOMA SECA Award (Nominee) 2008
King of the Road, Tokion Magazine 2007


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


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  • Air BnB
  • All Gone
  • Apple
  • Anomaly
  • Billboard
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Bloomberg Markets
  • Bloomberg Pursuits
  • Bon Appétit
  • Cafe Racer
    California Sunday Magazine
  • Chobani
  • Departures
  • Dwell
  • Elle
  • Elle Decoration UK
  • enRoute
    Entertainment Weekly
  • Esquire
  • Études
  • Food & Wine
  • The Hollywood Reporter
  • Innovative Leisure
  • Intel
  • Matador Records
  • Metropolis
    Men’s Health
    Men’s Journal
  • Monocle
  • Nest
  • Noah
  • Random House Publishing
  • Palais De Tokyo
    Popular Mechanics
  • See See Motorcycles
  • Squarespace
  • Supreme
  • T: The New York Times Style Magazine
  • The New York Times
  • Travel + Leisure
    Vanity Fair
  • Vogue (Korea)
  • Venables Bell & Partners
  • Variety
  • VSA Partners
  • W
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Warner Brothers Records
    Whole Foods
  • Wired
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