Erik's passion for photography goes back 50 plus years, starting with his first Brownie Reflex film camera, then moving to rangefinder and SLR film cameras, small format digital, and now DSLR's. Many years working with film gave Erik an appreciation for capturing nature's beauty as true to life as possible with a minimal amount of editing, and that approach has persisted in his use of digital cameras. The images displayed were captured in the Pacific Northwest where Erik has spent the majority of his life, and where the region's mountains, beaches, deserts, abundant wildlife (particularly birds) and beautiful cityscapes serve as constant inspirations. Semi-retired after a 30 year medical career, Erik is now taking photography from an enthusiast hobby to the professional level. He has provided the wall decor for medical offices in Eugene and Portland, and exhibited photographs at The Palace Bakery in Eugene.