Originally from Norway, Erik Almas came to San Francisco, CA at the age of 22 to attend the Academy of Art University.
He was so inspired and in love with the bay area that he decided to stay and make it his home.
After assisting Jim Erikson for three years, he decided to fly solo and has not landed since. Shooting constantly and traveling around the world for clients such as Toyota, Puma, Nike, Hyatt, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Kaiser Permanente, USPS, Citibank and Amtrak.
Erik’s sensibility is down-to-earth, he loves what he does and on top of that is a most talented compositor in creating memorable advertising images for his clients.
In addition to shooting advertising campaigns, Erik frequently shoots fashion and portraiture images, many of which are self-produced, art directed, composited and retouched by Erik himself.
“I have not forgotten about my intentions.
I think about them every day. How to get closer to my subjects. How to get more of myself and others into my images. How to connect.
How to make my images better.
I’m grateful for being hired to do what I do and have been busier than I ever have this fall.
In all assignments I ponder how to make them more personal. To find a viewpoint that is honest to me and how to make them better than the ones I have taken in the past.
To mature as an image maker is a long endeavor and in some ways I know it will take me a lifetime…
I do feel though I have taken the first few steps in both making my images more story telling and in being more curious about the people I photograph. This makes me excited!
Excited about moving forward and about making new pictures…”