The purpose of my presentations is to help my fellow Americans “see” and understand the beauty that is all around us, hiding in plain sight. Through my photography, and by using the various objects as metaphors I help draw out the hidden character, integrity and passions embodied in my volunteer subjects. That the final pictures are a joy to see and discover all that lies under the surface is only half the story, the real treasure is buried inside of the photograph.
During the course of my presentation I share humanistic background stories from the shootings, the people and situations that go into making these photos. Join myself and others for an evenings presentation that is fun, interesting and inspirational. With over 450 slides and dozens of anecdotal stories woven into a 90 minute presentation, this is a wild ride of cutting edge photography, along with a true glimpse at the nobility of character embodied by the volunteers in these images.
Eric Curry was born in Los Angeles, vintage 1956. Raised on sugary breakfast cereals, and Saturday morning cartoons, with healthy doses of “Gilligan’s Island” re-runs thrown in for good measure. Graduating the public schools system with a solid “C” grade point average, he was clearly destined for greatness, or at least a career in the visual arts.
Continuing on, and completing the curriculum from Art Center College of design in 1980 with a BA in photography, Eric was originally trained and specialized in studio still life / special effects. Where he lived and owned his own advertising photography studio in the heart Copenhagen, Denmark for 10 years. After returning to the states several years ago, Eric made the transition over to location commercial photography, because if affords, as he comments, “A much broader pallet of avenues for creativity.”
Coming full circle, it seems appropriate that Eric (through this series of art / documentary images), is now the one making his own visual statement of who and where we are as a nation. Not at all art for the masses, but as he refers to it, “Hyper-photographic industrial art that everybody can enjoy looking at”.
Currently, Mr. Curry creates photographs exclusively on location for Corporate Aviation, select clients and him self, taking full advantage of the depth and possibilities afforded by each and every new challenge.