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Eric Swanson

I have a solid understanding of the mechanics of crafting a quality photograph, as well as extensive experience at organizing photo shoots that are efficient, pleasurable, brisk and on-budget. I enjoy the challenge of producing and delivering high-quality projects under various budgetary and time constraints.

Relevant Skills Include:

  • Proficiency with any and all formats of still cameras, both film and digital
  • Considerable practical experience preparing files for large-format digital printing, four-color printing and Internet distribution
  • Proficiency with available, strobe and/or continuous lighting, both in the studio and on location
  • Equally adept with black-and-white and color processes.
  • Certification as a Registered Biological Photographer from the BioCommunications Association.

Advertising and Editorial Clients Include:

  • M&C Saatchi LA 
  • gmmb+ 
  • Businessweek
  • CBS Records
  • CBS Television
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Forbes
  • Fortune 
  • Higher Octave Music
  • Japanese Newsweek 
  • Kiplinger Report 
  • Money 
  • NBC Television.
  • The New York Times
  • New Mexico Magazine 
  • Outside Magazine
  • People en Espanol
  • Self Magazine
  • Southwest Spirit Airline
  • Stereophile Magazine (more than 150 covers for the magazine)
  • Sony Music
  • Time
  • Travel and Leisure
  • Travel Holiday 
  • USA Weekend
  • Warner Brothers Music
  • Wine Spectator

Of course, photography is an art form as well as an occupation, and I appreciate and enjoy the aesthetic process of creating a beautiful image. My work has been exhibited in local and regional art galleries and is part of many collections.

 A Sampling of Shows and Awards:

  • Albuquerque Museum of Art, commissioned portrait of Maria Benitez for permanent collection (2009)
  • International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, Editorial Portraits (2004)
  • International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, Books: With a Measure of Grace (2004)
  • Print’s Regional Design Annual, Certificate of Design Excellence (2003)
  • New Mexico Advertising Federation, Addy Award, Collateral Material (2002)

Finally, the efficient, technically accomplished aspects of my work join with the artistic side in the award-winning books that we’ve created at Provecho Press, a regional, fine-art, custom publishing house that I co-founded in 2003 and for which I remain managing director and chief of photography.

Our catalog includes:

To read Rangefinder Magazine’s article on Eric:

• Rangefinder Magazine – rangefinderonline.com

For more information and how to purchase Provecho Press books:

• With a Measure of Grace – provechopress.com

• One Taste – provechopress.com

• At Home with the Range Cafe – provechopress.com

For more information about Registered Biological Photographer Certification:

• BioCommunications Association – bca.org

 

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