Erik Isakson’s love for photography began when he was 11 years old with a Sports Illustrated subscription that included a free camera. Changing the plastic cameras f-stop’s from cloudy to partly cloudy, and even to the sunny setting was all the sophistication he needed to test it out the first time photographing Shamu on a family vacation. From there, as they say, the rest is history.
Having participated in sports and outdoor adventure throughout his life Erik naturally gravitated towards sports lifestyle imagery. It has always provided him with opportunities to challenge himself in new ways, creatively and technically. Whether he’s photographing an NBA superstar with a five minute time limit or snowboarders soaring through the air, Isakson finds each day as a photographer exhilarating and satisfying.
Erik graduated with a BFA in Photography from Brigham Young University and has been shooting for commercial clients for 14 years. Clients include: Nike, Sanuk Footwear, Bolle’, Olympus, Boeing, PETsMART, Portland Trailblazers, Real Salt Lake, Mission Skincare, NuSkin, The Ad Council, Sempra Energy, Utah Office of Tourism, San Diego Visitors Bureau, Shape, Sports Illustrated, Runner’s World, Oxygen, Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Erik Isakson is based in Southern California and he’s still searching for that Sports Illustrated camera…