Aaron Joel Santos is an award-winning editorial and travel photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand. He is represented by Novus Select in the United States and NOI Pictures in Vietnam and Asia. He is also part of the agency roster at Wonderful Machine. He is available for assignments worldwide, and loves long train rides, insect repellent, small cameras, and most foods.

Aaron’s clients include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vice, TIME, Smithsonian, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Discovery Channel, Esquire Singapore, Der Spiegel, The Financial Times, The Globe and Mail, The South China Morning Post, TheTelegraph, Boston Globe, INK Publishing, Apple, Disney, Vespa, Hyatt, Six Senses Resorts, M Gallery Hotels, and numerous other top companies and publications. He is also an attendee of the Eddie Adams Workshop. And he’d be delighted to work with you.

46 Comments on “About

  1. Hello, Joel – I enjoy your blog, and I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you as a “Versatile Blogger”.

  2. Hello, Aaron? For some reason I think of you as Joel…

  3. Hey Margaret, thanks for doing that. My first name is Aaron; Joel is just a middle name. That being said, as long as you’re saying nice things about me, you can call me whatever you want.

  4. Aaron– nice work.. and good job on the blog including your choice of name: From Swerve Of Shore

  5. Great photos. Love the clarity. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Now I’m very curious about Sri Lanka, maybe this winter. This also led me to your site, where you’ve got some really amazing work.

  7. I enjoy your style of photography. Very beautiful and powerful imagery. Interesting destinations as well.

  8. Hi Aaron I stumbled upon your blog and totally loved your images. You’ve captured the beautiful human spirit of both Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Keep it up – I’ve enjoyed reading and visualising them and will look forward to more! The world is still an amazing place!

  9. I just found your blog, and I am amazed! You are the greatest discovery I had so far on WordPress! I hope to see more of your work, I just went trough your portfolio. Your pictures have a Magnum like quality, great, great work!

  10. Hello, Aaron. Your photos are phenomenal. You should be very proud of your work. I am very much enjoying what I’m finding here. Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. I’ve really enjoyed looking at your work. I had the opportunity to travel to Vietnam about 13 years ago, it was a fantastic experience. All the best.

  12. Just checked out your website. Great stuff – nice to have people in VN to look up to and learn from!

  13. Hi, I just discovered you blog. I really like your photography, thanks for sharing.

  14. I just found your blog today and your photos got me blown away instantly! I love your photography style, particularly in capturing the soul of a place you travel to. Great work!

  15. Inspirational photographs right here. Thank you very much! I’m looking forward to see more. Greets from Germany

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  20. Congrats on your great photography, blog and website. I will definitely follow your inspiring work. …Joel Santos; Portuguese ascendency? Just curious.

  21. so beautiful moments, it made my day ! thank you for sharing and let me feel the hidden beauty in my country through your eyes !

  22. Love what you’re doing here; I’ll be an avid reader and photography aficionado in no time!
    Warm wishes from Florida

  23. Your photos are stunning! Vietnam is a fascinating country, but I don’t think I would ever feel safe crossing the road in Hanoi, no matter how many years I were to live there 🙂 :)! Thanks for sharing the beauty of the landscape and people through your work :)! With best wishes, Meliza

  24. It’s great that I have found a great blog here. Your photography is defined and I would love to follow and learn more from you.
    May one day I will see you somewhere shooting in Hanoi.
    Cheers, Angela

  25. I was bowled over by your pictures Aaron, a real breath of fresh air!

  26. I’m looking forward to perusing your blog! I know it will be quite the treat for the eyes. Thank you for sharing your photos! Best wishes, Koko

  27. Just discovered your inspirational blog. I really like your photographic style. I am a photographer, writer from Western Australia so will look forward to reading your perspectives on another world. Best wishes. TJ

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