David Mark Erickson
David Mark Erickson is an accomplished photographer and photojournalist with many years of field experience. Having started his career overseas, he has covered politics, life and culture throughout Eastern and Western Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East and even as far away as Australia.
Prior to photography, David spent over a decade working in in wildlife conservation in East Africa. “It was probably watching too many episodes of Wild Kingdom with Marlin Perkins when I was a kid that led me to East Africa,” says David.
Along with his commercial photography career, David runs a boutique safari guiding business that specializes in wildlife photography. About Africa, David says that, “there is nothing like catching the sunrise over the Serengeti plains surrounded by a million wildebeest … it is no less than transformational experience!”
David’s photographic skills run the gamut, but shooting live events outside of the studio is his preferred environment. From covering riots in Athens, to exploring the markets of Marrakesh and even to rodeo in the Australian Outback, David’s uses his camera to explore the world.
Teaching photography is David’s new passion. “Everything I learned about photography and photojournalism I leaned directly from other photographers – being able to teach others is deeply fulfilling for me,” says David. David is also an Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom.
David currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
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