Erica McKeehen is a portrait photographer from Bucryus, OH currently based in Chicago, IL. She received her Bachelor's degree in Commercial Photography from Ohio University in 2010 and is currently pursuing an MA in Arts Management from Columbia College in Chicago. When not overcaffeinating, Erica is also a burlesque performer and derives inspiration from 80s rock icons. As an avid concertgoer, she has photographed legends 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 perceived 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.