About the Book
BA. 1971 University of Oregon; MFA, Photography, University of New Mexico, 1978, researched, printed and wrote about the photography of 20th century composer Ernest Bloch. (Aperture, 1971, “A Composer’s Vision: The Photographs of Ernest Bloch”) In 1980 The Friends of Photography published his landscapes of golf courses as a form of “earth art” in New Landscapes. He taught photography at Western Washington University, 1978, and Ohio State University in Columbus, 1979. In 1980 he moved to California to join the faculty at California Polytechnic State University. Since 2006 Eric has been involved in new digital still life work using personal, political and cultural references. This work has resulted in a major new series of 24” x 36” archival pigment prints, located in appearance between photography, painting and sculpture titled “Shrines & Altars.” The series was shown at the Steynberg Gallery in San Luis Obispo in fall 2009.