Erik Madigan Heck

Erik Madigan Heck: Old Future

  1. Erik Madigan Heck
  2. Essay by Susan Bright
  • ISBN 9780500544709
  • 36.00 x 25.00 cm
  • Paperback with Jacket
  • 164pp
  • 100 Illustrations, 100 in colour
  • First published 2017

The first mainstream publication on a future superstar of contemporary fashion photography

‘If you buy only one photography book this year, make sure it's this one’ – The Lady

Erik Madigan Heck

In contemporary fashion photography, Erik Madigan Heck is something of an anomaly – a very successful anomaly who steers his own path. His work is elegant and unashamedly beautiful, exploring the intersections of fashion, painting and classical portraiture.

Working with natural light and combining in-camera effects with digital post-production, he produces evocative and seductive images that are simultaneously timeless and futuristic. His work stands alongside that of the greats, yet he is a true original and no mere impersonator.

Erik Madigan Heck: Old Future presents more than 100 photographs in a flowing, chromatic sequence. With essays by Susan Bright and Justine Picardie that look at Heck’s place within the realms of both art photography and fashion, and with an index to the photographs captioning the piece, model, designer, collection or publication in which each image appeared, this book is the essential introduction to a future master of fashion photography.

Erik Madigan Heck is a photographer, artist and the founding editor of art and fashion publication Nomenus Quarterly. He has collaborated with fashion designers and labels including Anne Demeulemeester, Haider Ackermann, Kenzo and Giambattista Valli.

Susan Bright is a curator and writer. She has taught extensively in the UK and convened major international conferences and seminars on many aspects of art and photography. She was formerly Assistant Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, Curator at the Association of Photographers and Acting Director for the MA Photography (Historic and Contemporary) at Sotheby’s Insitute of Art, London. She is also the author of Art Photography Now, which was published by Thames & Hudson in 2005.