Step into Erik Madigan Heck’s ethereal realm and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination. Born and raised in the Twin Cities, the famed photographer is regularly called upon by the world’s top fashion houses and magazines — the likes of ValentinoCarolina Herrera and Comme des Garçons as well as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar — to craft his signature fantasy worlds. He has been tapped by commercial clients including NikeLevi’s and BMW, and in 2012 became the youngest creative to shoot Neiman Marcus’ iconic Art of Fashion campaign. His work has been displayed the world over, including at Minneapolis’s own Weinstein Hammons Gallery. Considered one of the most innovative artists in contemporary photography, he has received accolades including a Forbes 30 Under 30 nod, an International Center of Photography Infinity Award, a FOAM Fotografiemuseum talent award and an Art Directors Club gold medal. And rightly so.

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