Erik Madigan Heck: Photographs, films, paintings, and books.
A selection of works from 2006 - 2016.
For the Spring-Summer 2016 Collections portfolio, Harper's Bazaar UK commissioned a series of loose studio portraits that evolve in a more naturalistic manner from the previous three portfolios. The images feel less controlled and stylized, leaving the focus on the light, clothing, and movement.
For one of TIME Magazine's last covers of 2015, the publication commissioned a series of portraits of the iconic singer and pop-mogul Adele. Both chromogenic, as well as silver gelatin prints were made, showcasing Adele in a rare colourful light, as well as in stark Avedonesque grey-tones.
Nicki Minaj photographed for the cover of The New York Times Magazine. In a very graphic and minimally arranged set-up, Nicki is photographed, and transformed through 20 layers of color-screens to illustrate an essay on the 'transformation of the self'. Released in print on Sunday, October 11th, 2015.
The 2015 culture portfolio created for TIME magazine's 'Person of the Year' issue. The collection of graphic images includes the musicians Kendrick Lamar and Carly Rae Jepsen, author Neil Stephenson, actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Taraji P. Henson, Blythe Danner, and Rami Malek, and the cast of Hamilton.
To accompany the release of the latest Star Wars film, The Guardian commissioned a series of portraits of Lupita Nyong'o, the Kenyan-Mexican actress, for their supplimental weekend magazine in London. The images are stylized with subtle 1980's pop influences, and a hyper-colorful primary palette.
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.