Erik Madigan Heck: Photographs, films, paintings, and books.
A selection of works from 2006 - 2015.
To illustrate Junya Watanabe's Fall - Winter 2015 collection, New York Magazine commissioned a series of flattened portraits. The images blur the line between photography and handmade paper cut-outs, helping to distance the designer's creations further from the three dimensional reality they aim to reject.
For Thom Browne's Fall - Winter 2015 collection, 80 inverted carbon prints were produced in a brilliant tonal range. The inverted images take on the appearance of pencil drawings, as the process focuses a microscopic lens on the delicate lace fabrication of the collection.
Kirsty Hume comes to life in this first part of a 2 part series on Scotland's countryside, for Harper's Bazaar UK. Photographed at the Strathvaich Estate in northern Scotland, Hume showcases the season's collections over the course of a week.
In conjunction with the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Amazon, the following 16 photographs were created as an exhibition to introduce New York's first menswear fashion week. They will be on public display from 13 July 2015 throughout New York City.
The following commission for Out of Order Magazine's Summer 2015 issue consists of the Comme des Garcons Noir collection, photographed on muse Guinevere Van Seenus in the old financial district of Manhattan.
'The Collections' is a 52 page portfolio that comprises the entire August issue of Harper's Bazaar UK. The series of images highlights all of the major international fashion collections for Fall - Winter 2015, and was shot with a tongue in cheek nod to Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'.
'The Talisman' is an ongoing series of colour studies, named after the painting by Paul Sérusier, which introduced the idea of flat, bold, colour abstractions in the late 1880's. The multiple colour renditions are of 4 different images of pools, ocean surfaces, and clouds. The multiples are all printed as off-set colour prints in editions of three.
In the raw desert of Florence, Arizona, our penultimate muse Guinevere Van Seenus transforms through the lens to embody a dynamic narrative series shot exclusively for the Parisian-based label Aganovich's 'Icon' collection, and debuted on A Magazine Curated By and in the No Photos Please folio set.
For the first edition of No Photos Please, the following series of images were made in collaboration with Thom Browne, and exhibited at Colette, Paris during Couture Fashion Week in March 2015. The images appeared in a limited edition folio set, sold exclusively at Colette, in an edition of 300.