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Erik Eskedal
Wakefield, MA

About the Artist

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 …

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About the Artist

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.

Artist’s Work

Red tide
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Red Tide

By Erik Eskedal

Sunset sail 3
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Sunset Sail

By Erik Eskedal

Fall Foliage
Foliage marsh
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Foliage Marsh

By Erik Eskedal

Foliage abstract
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Foliage Abstract

By Erik Eskedal

Autumn road
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Autumn Road

By Erik Eskedal

Fall farm in vermont
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Fall Farm in Vermont

By Erik Eskedal

Foliage reflection
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Foliage Reflection

By Erik Eskedal

Birch foliage
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Birch Foliage

By Erik Eskedal

Cities
Dark tower
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Dark Tower

By Erik Eskedal

New york skyline 2
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New York Skyline

By Erik Eskedal

Sky puddle
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Sky Puddle

By Erik Eskedal

Bridges
Blue bridge
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Blue Bridge

By Erik Eskedal

Zakim bridge boston
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Zakim Bridge, Boston

By Erik Eskedal

Pittsburgh bridge
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Pittsburgh Bridge

By Erik Eskedal

Covered bridge 3
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Covered Bridge

By Erik Eskedal

Snowy bridge
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Snowy Bridge

By Erik Eskedal

Verazzano narrows bridge
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Verazzano-Narrows Bridge

By Erik Eskedal

Automobiles
Black cadillac 2
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Black Cadillac

By Erik Eskedal

Yellow beetle
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Yellow Beetle

By Erik Eskedal

Abstract
Abstract waves
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Abstract Waves

By Erik Eskedal

Dirty dancing
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Dirty Dancing

By Erik Eskedal

Nature
Butterfly 12
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Butterfly

By Erik Eskedal

Blue flower 3
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Blue Flower

By Erik Eskedal

Spring tree flowers
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Spring Tree Flowers

By Erik Eskedal

Butterfly and flower petal
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Butterfly and Flower petal

By Erik Eskedal

Two trees diverge
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Two Trees Diverge

By Erik Eskedal

Landscapes
Medicine bow
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Medicine Bow

By Erik Eskedal

Forest fog
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Forest Fog

By Erik Eskedal

Grand teton national park mountains
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Grand Teton National Park Mountains

By Erik Eskedal

Mountains 12
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Mountains

By Erik Eskedal

Cloud mountain 2
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Cloud Mountain

By Erik Eskedal

Subtle power
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Subtle Power

By Erik Eskedal

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • Silver Medal Award - San Francisco Bay International Photo Show - ACCI Gallery, Berkeley California
    June, 2018
  • Second Place, LA Photo Curator International Photography Awards
    November, 2017
  • Photo of the Day, Don't Take Pictures online Gallery
    November 26, 2017

Education

  • New England School of Art and Design / Suffolk University , Art
    Boston,1998