is a New York–based photographer with a signature style for which I have nothing but extreme levels of admiration, love and affection. Oh ok, and slight envy dammit! His work contains multiple rich layers and crosses the genres of photography, fashion, fine-art and mixed media. In today’s world where digital post-production is routinely performed on the majority of photographs, Erik’s work is almost always jazzed up the good old-fashioned way—using his camera or in the darkroom. Amen to that!



Erik began photographing at the age of 14. By the time he was 23-year-old, he founded an exclusive semi-annual art journal  (dubbed as —ummm… wow!)  where he frequently collaborates with some of the world’s most influential artists, fashion designers and institutions including Dries Van Noten, Helmut Lang, Jean Paul Gaultier, Azzedine Alaïa and Ann Demeulemeester. Each new issue of Nomenus comes both as a limited edition printed format for several thousand dollars (!!), and as an with free bonus content.



Last year,  selected Erik for its annual “30” list of photographers to watch. He has also been featured in ‘ 30 under 30, ,  to name a few. In other words, he’s so hot right now. I shall certainly keep a close (eagle) eye on this ballsy and wildly talented young photographer. Extreme love!


 (left) Rodarte, (right) Lanvin.

[All images © .]

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

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    OMG EXTREME LOVE!!!!!! The clarity of colours and the depth is just amazing. I think I need to stalk his progress.

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    This guy is amazing! There’s a real old-world feel to his work, and wow- so dramatic and vivid.

    Some people are so lucky to be able to freely do what they love and express that love in their work.

    I really loved this post.

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    his work is as you said with depth..the love of colours and patterns pops out…


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