Pola_Bear is the pseudonym of Aaron Ortega. He lives in Dallas, Texas and ... read the rest in his own words:

I began shooting film in the mid-nineties, and have always appreciated the unpredictable and, sometimes, unforgiving qualities of shooting analog. My work consists of both Polaroid and 35mm film, and I have a passion for experimentation and letting go of control and precision.

I prefer my work to speak for itself, rather than having viewers read what I have to say about it, so I try not to indulge on my vision, history, or any technical jargon that would otherwise influence anyone’s perception of my photos. As such, I shoot under an alias, and make an effort to remove myself almost completely from my portfolio.