Recently a fun new convention called Sci-Con Tampa, hosted Aron Eisenberg as one of its headlining convention guests. The actor who is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Nog on Star Trek Deep Space Nine, is no stranger to the science fiction convention circuit as he has appeared at many a convention over the years since his time on Star trek.
Eisenberg is not unlike many other genre celebrities who appear at conventions, meet their fans, sign photos and related genre memorabilia, while also posing for photos and chatting for a few minutes with those convention attendees who stop by their table.
Aron is also one of those celebrity guests who genuinely seems to make an effort to be friendly, accessible and approachable to convention attendees and it would seem to be fair to say that the fans intern appreciate the fact that he really does seem to be a nice guy.
To be fair, all of the other celebrity guests at Sci-Con Tampa were also friendly, accessible and great with the fans, and I would say that each celebrity appeals to each of us for different reasons. Each actor will have particular traits that set them apart in some way, and Eisenberg has one singular trait that uniquely stood out for me; his photography.
Some time ago, Aron happened to accept my friend request on Facebook and it is within that context that I have had the opportunity to see Eisenberg’s passion for photography from time to time over the internet on Facebook. I must say that Eisenberg has quite a creative eye and where the camera is concerned; it serves the multifaceted actor well as his canvas.
For all of the years that I have been on the convention circuit, I have had the opportunity to meet Aron quite a few times over the years at a Slanted Fedora, Shore Leave or assorted Creation Con, and each time I have ever had the pleasure to bump into him, he has always been quite nice. But meeting a celebrity such as Aron at a genre convention is specifically within the context of the actor as typically a genre character alone and while this is in and of itself worthy of that celebration we all take part in at the convention, it ends within that context once you walk away from the actor’s table with your photo and/or signed item.
Aron is one of those actors however that seems to have a bit more going on for him than just acting, as his artistry easily extends to his passion for photography. His images are honestly a real pleasure to gaze into and in one example Aron gave me, he captured the breadth and scope of the moment as the sun poked out from behind a hill top.
In another equally beautiful image Aron’s sense of design shines through what seems like a moody Italian or European village in elegant sepia tones. Both photographs have breathtaking color schemes that are more subtle than forceful and each image wondrously moves me.
So when I got the chance to speak with Aron at the Sci-Con Tampa show it was his photography specifically that I was interested in talking about and he was in turn quite happy to talk about it. In fact the actor is quite happy to give prints of his photos away to those who stop by his table to chat and get his autograph.
Aron Eisenberg seems to be a humble and everyday kind of guy who just happens to have flown through the galaxy and attended Starfleet, but if you didn’t know that Aron Eisenberg actually a portrayed a beloved science fiction character and is a professional actor, you might just think he was a talented photographer who happened to be a nice and down to Earth kind of guy.
Written by: Tye Bourdony