Erik Swain - DP Plus

New York

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Erik is an award-winning photographer based in New York. He grew-up a competitive surfer on the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia and after discovering a collection of black-and-white photographs taken by his father, he was inspired to take photographs himself. Combining his passion for surfing with this new interest, Erik began shooting other surfers. Less than two years later, at the age of sixteen, Erik had his first photo published in a surfing magazine.

In 1998, Erik moved to New York to study and work with some of the best fashion photographers in the business including, Bruce Webber, David Bailey, David Sims and Steven Klein.

After several years shooting fashion himself for magazines including V and Details, he has discovered that his true love lies with the moving image and storytelling. Therefor a progression to Director of Photography has been a natural and fulfilling one.

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  3. Toby B. Styling
  5. Espionage Films
  6. Philip Bloom Reviews & Tutorials
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