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Erik Schmitt

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Birthplace
Utah

Birth year
1958

Lives in
Berkeley

Works in
Berkeley

Website

Schools
Kala Art Institute, 2009
Owens Valley Photography Workshop, 1995
CCA (California College of the Arts), 1993, BFA

Tags
digital, photography, modern, conceptual

Statement

My work is often focused on our perception of space within and around the built environment, and notions of entropy. Although the imagery is largely devoid of a human presence, there are human traces and marks upon and within the structures and objects I photograph. These marks are witness to the lives that have come into contact with these physical forms and spaces. One result of the photographic process is the isolation of a fragment out of the stream of time, and a photograph inherently has a relationship to entropy. For this reason I consider photography to be the ideal medium for exploring the evolving material world.

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