Erica McKeehen is a portrait photographer from Bucryus, OH who now calls Chicago, IL - and the chaotic coffee space she manages - home sweet home. She received her Bachelor's degree in photography from Ohio University in 2010. When not thinking/caffeinating on her feet, Erica is a burlesque artist and Siamese cat mom. A sort of breathing encyclopedia on 80s rock icons, she has photographed legends like Depeche Mode, The Damned, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and Adam Ant (twice).
Erica's personal work is a series of intimate narratives in which she documents both tender and detached scenes, reconciling the distance with which we approach each other. She aims to capture the provacative and enigmatic quality of the everyday, employing available light to illuminate the mundane -- or distill longing. Interested in the bonds we make with our living spaces/neighborhoods as sites of safety, solitude, and restoration, her work often evokes a sense of calm vulnerability and loneliness.