Erik Madigan Heck is a New York–based photographer who, though not yet 30 years of age, has worked with some of the most exclusive names in fashion, including Ann Demeulemeester and Valentino. Erik looks at fashion photography as an opportunity to explore various photographic genres at once, usually with an art-historical influence. His intellectual curiosity is part of what drives Nomenus Quarterly, a high-end cultural magazine he founded in 2007 that has featured artists and designers such as Dries Van Noten, Helmut Lang, and Jean Paul Gaultier.
In 2011, PDN selected Erik for its annual “30” list of photographers to watch. He has also been featured in WWD, American Photo, Another Magazine, and Russian Vogue, and his work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and in Europe. Ion Studio in New York City will host a reception on Thursday, September 1, for January to August, Heck’s debut monograph. The book, which has been printed in a limited first edition of 2,000 copies, features personal documentary work, images from Heck’s “Artist as Muse” series for A Magazine, and this collaboration with British fashion designer Mary Katrantzou, among other bodies of work. Ion will also be hosting an exhibition of Heck’s photos that will be on view through November 25.