EE Visual – It’s All Connected
2023 is a year of major changes for me artistically and personally. I’m slowly updating this site so pardon any mess for the meantime.
In 2013 I chose to go on a journey which has forever shaped me. Looking back over the first 10 years makes me wonder…? What will the next 10 bring if that was the beginning?
Let’s go..I’m forever curious.
Eric Erlenbusch – 2023
About my Work
In my work I focus on the Natural World and Natural Landscape. There is an element of truth in photography while also being completely surreal. I find Nature to be my inspiration and never add or remove an object whether in the field or post processing. I also don’t intend to recreate a scene as you would see with your eyes. Want to see more about my work? Join me in person.
I lived in Utah for nearly 20 years and have explored Utah from corner to corner as an avid outdoors lover. Hiking, backpacking, backcountry skiing and exploring remote areas of this state are what fuel my love of the outdoors and photography. I was born and raised in Western Montana and was always around the outdoors growing up. I moved to Utah and studied Meteorology at the University of Utah, following my interest (passion) for the weather, but I discovered I didn’t want to pursue a career in Meteorology.
A while later I moved to Seattle, WA and began a career in Hospitality Management and escaped to the Cascades and Olympic Coast as often as possible. Working in an extremely busy hotel was one part of my life and a need to recharge and balance myself in Nature was another part of my life. I later transferred to the St. Regis in Deer Valley, UT where my professional life could be balanced with my love of Nature and interest in photography. In 2013 my interest in photography transitioned into a full blown passion for Nature and Landscapes. It was in Park City, UT where my love of landscape photography flourished with Nature literally at my doorstep.
Then it happened, the “ah-ha moment” we all hear about. I was out photographing on particularly foggy and colorful autumn day in the aspens (similar to the above image), but I had to stop shooting and go to work. I had to leave something I absolutely love for something else. That exact day, that exact moment, I knew I was taking a new path towards photography and I haven’t looked back since.
Upon leaving my hospitality career I later worked for the legendary nature photographer Thomas Mangelsen where I proudly served as Gallery Director in Park City, UT. Photography became part of my daily life professionally and personally. I learned more about photography and it’s effects during those 3 years than my entire life prior.
In 2019, I left Park City, UT and moved to Hurricane, UT (near Zion National Park) where I continued my journey through photography. Although I no longer live in Southern Utah, I will continue to return for the rest of my life. It’s time to explore a new landscape now and I’ll just say I’m more inspired than ever before.
See you Outside, EE