Erik Madigan Heck


Originally from Excelsior, Minnesota, Erik Madigan Heck (b. 1983) has become one of the most successful and prolific fashion photographers working today. His style works to capture the essence of painting through the lens of the camera. His work is elegant and unashamedly beautiful, exploring the intersections of fashion, painting, and classical portraiture.

Heck's work is influenced by the ambient light of Edgar Degas, the patterned interiors and fabrics of Edouard Vuillard and Gustav Klimt, as well as the high contrast colors of Pop Art. Heck's singular style, which can be patterned and ornate or stark and bold, is instantly recognizable and completely his own.

Erik Madigan Heck is based in Connecticut and New York City. He has collaborated with fashion designers including Ann Demeulemeester, Haider Ackermann, Kenzo, and Giambattista Valli. His photography is frequently published in The New York Times Magazine, Harper's Bazaar UK, and Time. In 2013, he was one of the youngest photographers to receive the prestigious ICP Infinity Award. That same year, he was awarded the ADC gold medal from the Art Directors Club and AI-IP American Photography for his Old Masters Portfolio published by The New York Times Magazine in 2015.