Erik Almas

Erik Almas was born in Trondheim, Norway and moved to San Francisco to study photography at the Academy of Art at the age of 22. He graduated in 1999 with the distinction of Best Portfolio”. In 2004, the Academy awarded him Honorary Degree of Outstanding Alumnus.

After assisting Jim Erickson for almost 3 years Erik became inspired, encouraged and nurtured his own image making and established his a set of working habits that have placed him amongst the top in his field.

After assisting Jim Erickson for almost 3 years Erik became inspired, encouraged and nurtured his own image making and established his a set of working habits that have placed him amongst the top in his field.

Almas works on some of the greatest photography assignments and advertising campaigns for clients including Ritz-Carlton, Credit Suisse, Genentech, Union Pacific, Toyota, Hyatt, Puma, Pfizer, Virgin, Microsoft, and Nike.

Erik’s works feature in Communication Arts – Photo Annual, American Photography, and covers including Graphis Photo Annual. Almas is regarded as one of the best commercial photographers worldwide, listed in toptenny as the number one and twice recognised by Luerzer’s Archive as one of the best Advertising photographers.