Erik Almas is a talented photographer and artist, who grew up in Trondheim, Norway and moved to the US to study photography at the Academy of Art University. “Photography sort of fell in my lap. When looking back at how I became a photographer it is almost like it rained on me,” he says. Currently based in San Francisco, Erik is shooting constantly, traveling around the world for clients such as Toyota, Puma, Nike, Hyatt, USPS, Citibank and Amtrak.
I assisted Jim Erickson for almost 3 years. I don’t think there is a better mentor. He inspired, encouraged and nurtured my own image making and gave me a set of working habits that have helped me succeed on my own.
“I’m glad I can say I have. The idea of becoming a photographer is now my reality and I’m truly grateful,” Almas says. “I shoot pictures and I’m too happy doing it, trying to make the ones today better than yesterday.”