Dustin Aksland was approached by Miami-based rock band Jacuzzi Boys to join them on a short west coast tour promoting their new EP “Happy Damage.” The original plan was to shoot photos and produce a small zine that would be released with the album and sold at shows. One week before leaving on tour, their label asked if Dustin could shoot video as well, in hopes of producing a short tour documentary. He said “of course,” and they ended up getting a short doc, a music video, a zine and an album cover. Dustin and the band continue a successful collaboration and friendship to this day.
Dustin Aksland captured quiet moments with author Paul Auster in his Brooklyn home for the latest issue of Lufthansa Magazine.
We are thrilled to announce the addition of photographer Dustin Aksland to Giant Artists! Dustin’s images connect the past with the present, treating subjects from rodeos to racing with respect and affection. He captures life with a sincerity and sophistication that has attracted the attention of clients like Apple, Airbnb, Intel, Nest, Squarespace, T Magazine, W, and Wired, to name a few. Whether shooting a personal series or commercial campaign, Dustin’s work embraces the ethos, it’s not where you’re going, it’s how.