Eric was born and raised in San Jose, CA. He credits his easygoing personality to his Northern California upbringing and his strong work ethic to his German father.

Eric's inspiration to become a photographer originated in high school. It was a curious combination of influences; his love for alternative music and master Hollywood photographer George Hurrell.

Eric received a BFA in photography from The Academy of Art in San Francisco. After relocating to NYC, he was chosen as one of PDN's 30, Photo District News magazine's list of emerging photographers to watch.

Clients include: Harper's Bazaar, Revlon, Esquire, Cosmopolitan and T: The New York Times Style Magazine.