2013 Infinity Award: Applied/Fashion/Advertising
Based in New York, Erik Madigan Heck is a photographer and filmmaker, who explores the intersections between fashion, painting, and classical portraiture. Since gaduating from Parsons School of Design, he has brought a unique creative vision to advertising and editorial clients ranging from BMW, Levi's, and Eres to Vanity Fair, W, The New York Times, TIME, andThe New Yorker. In 2012, Neiman Marcus commissioned Erik to photograph its "Art of Fashion" portfolio and create three accompanying short films, making him the youngest photographer in the history of the company to shoot the legendary campaign.
He has also collaborated with some of the industry's most exclusive designers, including Ann Demeulemeester, Haider Ackermann, Comme des Garons, Rochas, Giambattista Valli, Kenzo, Mary Katrantzou, and the Row. In 2012, he was a finalist in W magazine’s "The Shot" contest.