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Last Activity:
Jun 23, 2024
Depends on Assignment
Jun 24, 2010

Friends (737)

Lists (17)

Beauty Defined

195 Photos

Bibs just bibs

140 Photos

Book Club

109 Photos

Crazy Socks

77 Photos


26 Photos

How to wear a scarf

301 Photos

It's how she wears it

250 Photos

Jewelry as clothing

256 Photos

Just Horsing Around

42 Photos


12 Photos

Nude Photography

79 Photos

Photography by Eric

49 Photos

Project: Bodypainting

9 Photos

Project: Forming a band

6 Photos

Project: Moons Over Saint Louis

19 Photos

Project: Top Hat

26 Photos

Project: WNBR

4 Photos
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About Me

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Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) said, "The finest clothing made is a person's own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this." Meet society halfway.

I'm a serious amateur wanting to produce the best I can, hoping to be a bit better today than I was yesterday. I love to collaborate to bring your ideas to life.  I refuse to specialize in one area, as Lazarus Long (by Robert A. Heinlein) said, "Specialization is for insects." My background is wildlife photography starting back in the 1970s, and the great outdoors becomes my studio; however, I do have an indoor studio available for inclement weather or when the concept fits being indoors.

I currently have three on-going projects which can be seen in my lists below: Top Hats, Moons, and Bodypainting. I hire gifted artists to do the bodypainting. Of course, I am always open to other ideas and concepts, as well. Models are not lifeless mannequins, but humans with artistic souls.

Models will receive digital proofs of all images, plus any edits of their few selected images. While I will retain the copyright, I am willing to sign releases for the models to use the images as they see fit, including professional retouching or commercial uses.

For those kind enough to leave an image comment, please also visit the model's portfolio and let her know you liked the image as well. For without the lovely models, we'd all be taking pics of 18% grey walls.


IG: @eric212grapher
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"kind and friendly photographer, a pleasure to work with, definitely recommend! :)" Read less

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"So lovely working together! Super professional! All around great shoot! Cant wait for our next shoot! " Read less

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"Eric takes really good pictures. He pays close attention to detail and always comes up with creative ideas. He's also very professional and easy to work with. I recommend him." Read less

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"Eric is a fantastic photographer to work with. His pre-shoot communication and planning was on point. He was very professional throughout the shoot and so much fun to work with. I would definitely work with Eric again in the future!" Read less

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"It was my pleasure! What a great experience. Very professional, knowledgeable, and respectful. I appreciate you!" Read less

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"Eric and I have shot together on two different occasions! He has been absolutely wonderful on both. He was very kind and sweet, he pays attention to small detail, he also never makes you feel uncomfortable!! He is respectful and an amazing photographer. I can't wait to work with you again :)" Read less

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"Worked with Eric in January 2023 on my tour through the midwest to St Louis MO. He had a great wardrobe selection to play with and we came up with some really fun looks!" Read less

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"I have worked with Eric212Grapher over the years, going back to the days of film. He has always been extremely knowledgable, creative, easy to work with, and is always willing to talk about new ideas and to share what he knows. Looking forward to our next collaboration in Mount Joy, PA." Read less

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"Eric was wonderful to work with, and we had a super fun shoot with lots of neat wardrobe and ideas :)" Read less

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"Erik was awesome to shoot with and was very kind, laid back and professional!" Read less

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"I had the pleasure of working alongside the lovely Eric in Moab USA Shooting with Erik was a joy, I always feel at ease, comfortable and very much enjoyed our photoshoot together. Erik is very professional and has a clear vision of what he wants to create together. I very highly recommend Erik to all levels of models in the industry from beginners to professionals, You will not regret teaming up with him Thank you for another superb shoot! My kindest regards Rebecca" Read less

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"I was reached out for a last minute set by Eric and I'm thrilled I had the opportunity to work with this professional photographer! I felt very comfortable and we had a wonderful discussion in our set. Ready for the next!" Read less

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"A pleasure to work with! Eric goes at the model’s pace and doesn’t put pressure on you to perform. He’s easy to talk to and very relatable! On time and prepared!" Read less

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"Had a great time shooting with Eric! He has great ideas and create beautiful artwork." Read less

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"He is amazing to work with and makes you feel comfortable while shooting. Also has some nice outdoors locations to shoot at as well!" Read less

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"Eric is a superb photographer! He is very professional and fun to work with. He is easy to bounce ideas off of, which helps us create the most perfect shots. He is always ready to start on time and the shoots run very efficiently. I will definitely be working with him again in the future!" Read less

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"Eric is very professional and extremely talented, an absolute pleasure to work with." Read less

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"Eric is so sweet and fun to work with! We have traveled for shooting together and he was very easy going. Always a pleasure working with him." Read less

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"Eric is a wonderful photographer. Always professional, fun and easy to work with." Read less

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"Eric was a wonderful and respectful photographer. I enjoyed talking about stories and the road trip to the location was a blast. Eric is very prompt and he is an all around great photographer. Recommend 10/10" Read less

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"Had a great shoot with Eric! Great human being and a super fun photographer! :D" Read less

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"I had such a blast working with you, you were professional and polite! Not to mention a great photographer! I can't wait for our up coming shoot!" Read less

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Credit Notes

Note that these were all prior to the more puritan rules for the POTD18+. While I do not consider any of these gratuitous, the new MM Contest moderators may have a different view on them today. Viewer beware, and remember these competed against gratuitous shots, yet still the voters honored us with a win:

entered after the rules changes:

NaughtiGras XVI (2023) - a juried exhibition
NaughtiGras XV (2022) - a juried exhibition
NaughtiGras XIV (2021) - a juried exhibition
NaughtiGras XIII (2020) - a juried exhibition
NaughtiGras XII (2019) - a juried exhibition
NaughtiGras XI (2018) - a juried exhibition
NaughtiGras X (2017) - a juried exhibition
NaughtiGras IX (2016) - a juried exhibition
NaughtiGras VIII (2015) - a juried exhibition
Southern Vixens Magazine
House of Style
House of Style Magazine
StL Fashion Network

Midwest Living Magazine
National Great Rivers Museum (solo exhibition)
Alton Visitors Guide
Grafton Visitors Center (solo exhibition)
Saint Louis County Library (solo exhibition)
Brentwood Gallery
Saint Louis Artists Guild

Feel free to contact any model in my portfolio as a reference. Links provided when available through MM