Troy Aossey has been documenting the beauty and complexity of aging in America for the past 20 years. He has explored different themes within this narrative, drawn to subjects who embody and expose their individual identities within the context of society’s ever-present expectations.

His WestwardHo series explores the dissonance between our abstract value of respecting the elderly and our concrete tendency to cast them aside. His ongoing coverage of The Sun City Pom’s documents a group of women who do not conform to societal beliefs of what a woman in her 70s and 80s “should” act and look like.

Troy’s active participant approach to his photography has allowed him to develop the personal relationships necessary for documenting these dissonances, creating an effect that is celebratory at first glance and then quietly unsettling.

Troy Aossey

Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
currently based in Tempe, Arizona


Does Troy do commercial / editorial work

Yes. Please email Troy directly to discuss your assignment.

Is Troy available for portrait commissions

Yes, Troy takes on portrait and special project commissions. Please get in touch with Troy to discuss your project parameters.

Is the work on this website for sale

Yes, most of the work on this site is available for purchase in one or more editioned sizes.

Prints are meticulously crafted using archival inks. Each one is signed and numbered.

Please email for sizing and pricing.

Do you have a good story to tell

Troy is always on the lookout for an interesting project or people to photograph. Whether it is one portrait session or a potential series, Troy would love to hear from you.