Erik Eskedal is a fine-art photographer who lives in New England and captures the simple randomness of life.
He is drawn to the deep beauty which lies hidden beneath and within contexts where it almost should not be. Eskedal’s goal is to make this beauty visible – to give it a narrative which changes a conventional perception. From haphazard shapes in broken darkness, he reaches for any illumination of positivity to highlight.
A former truck driver and long-time student of the road, he strives to seek out beauty within the rawness of Americas roadways. Within that culture he has a passion for old junkyards and capturing the beauty of deteriorating vehicles – especially as the vintage yards become more and more rare.
According to Eskedal, there is nothing more beautiful than driving a diesel truck through the still of the dark night with the windows down listening to the echoes of the diesel whine in harmony with changing the gears.
He grew up around art as his mother was a high-school art teacher. He developed a fascination for cars and the road at an early age and was constantly drawing cars. Enjoying oil painting and illustration, he graduated with a degree in Art from New England School of Art and Design.
Exhibited both Nationally and Internationally, over the last five years, Eskedal has decided to make photography the channel through which to share his uniquely positive outlook.
Exhibitions and Awards
2021 – Spring – “New Beginnings” one of five artists displaying at the Albion Cultural Exchange in Wakefield, Massachusetts USA https://albionculturalexchange.org
2020 – 2021 – Bollicine Italy – part of Trieste Photo Days Urban Arts awards by dotART https://www.triestephotodays.com/en/trieste-photo-fringe-2020-bollicine/
2018 – Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) – Curve Gallery, Light and Shadow exhibit. Two photos chosen for display
2018 – Silver Medal Award – “Allegory” photo – by the San Francisco Bay International Photo Show – displayed at ACCI Gallery in Berkeley, California also, published on website: https://bokehbokeh.photo/
2018 – Kopeikin Gallery – Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) – chosen among a small group as part of the Print Swap exhibition
2018 – Colorado Environmental Film Festival Photography Exhibit – Golden, Co. February – April
2018 – Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital – Endoscopy Hallway, 4th Floor – January through March
2017 – F-Stop Magazine – Group Exhibition (December 2017, January 2018 issue)
2017 – photo of the day – (26 November) Don’t Take Pictures online gallery
2017 – Athens, Greece – Blank Wall Gallery “People and Winter” group exhibition
2017 – Los Angeles, CA – L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards – “Boundaries” group exhibition – 1 photo, second place, 1 photo honorable mention
2017 – Winchester, MA – Photography Atelier 26 – at the Griffin Museum of Photography (shared exhibit) – Junkyard Photography
2017 – Boston, MA – Massachusetts State House – Office of the Joint Committee on Revenue
2017 – Boston, MA – Charles MGH Cancer Center, Yawkey Mezzanine 2
2017 – Attleboro, MA – Attleboro Arts Museum – Flower Show shared exhibition
2016 – Boston, MA – Bromfield Gallery – Winter Works shared exhibition
2016 – Budapest, Hungary – PH21 Gallery – shared exhibition “Black and white 2016”
2015 – Wakefield MA – Gallery Exhibit, Create Artisan Studio
2015 – Boston MA – Booth at New England International Auto Show, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (Car Photography)
2014 – Arlington MA – Gallery Exhibit, The Gallery at Cutter House
2013 – Des Moines IA – Concour d’Elegance car show at the Salisbury House
2013 – Amherst MA – Gallery Exhibit, NACUL Center Gallery
Seattle WA – photo murals at 2 area bus-stop kiosks (East Madison Way and 19th Ave East, East Yesler Way and 27th Ave)
Beverly MA – rotating gallery, 100 Cummings Center office building, first floor, main corridor (by post office)