About - Mark Erickson Photography

About

I make my living as an assistant fire chief for a suburban Twin Cities fire department - my  passion, however, is photography. A self-taught photographer, I learned to take pictures at a young age using a Pentax camera  my father brought home from Vietnam. I later honed my skills photographing fires throughout the Twin Cities. My first published photo came in 1994, in a national firefighting magazine. Since then, I've  become an accomplished photographer, shooting landscapes, sports and news events.


As a freelance photojournalist, I have covered everything from local news stories and high school athletics to national news events and professional sports. I have covered the Winter Olympics, the Final Four and numerous Presidential events, including an assignment in the East Room of the White House. Among others, I have been published the Pioneer Press, the StarTribue, USA Today, Time Magazine, The New York Times and Sports Illustrated.  


Currently, my photography efforts are focused on sports and landscapes.  My primary client is the Minnesota State High School League, for whom I have been photographing Minnesota high school tournaments since 2002.


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