Erik Madigan Heck is an American photographer, artist, and director based in New York City. He is known for his unique approach to photography, which combines traditional techniques with modern technology.
Heck was born in 1984 in New Jersey and grew up in a creative family. His father was a painter and his mother was a sculptor. From an early age, Heck was exposed to the arts and developed an interest in photography. He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City where he studied photography and film.
Heck's career began when he started working as an assistant to fashion photographer Steven Meisel. He quickly gained recognition for his unique style of photography which combines traditional techniques with modern technology. His work has been featured in publications such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, W Magazine, and The New York Times Magazine.
Heck has also directed several short films including "The Last Time I Saw You" (2012) and "The Great Escape" (2014). In addition to his work as a photographer and director, Heck is also an avid collector of vintage cameras and lenses. He has collaborated with brands such as Nike, Apple, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Gucci, Prada, and many more.
Heck's work has been exhibited at galleries around the world including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.