It’s no surprise that native SoCal’er Collin Erie’s work oozes the warmth, authenticity and spontaneity of the west coast. Self-taught, he picked up his mother’s old Canon AE-1 in junior high and started documenting his surf and skateboarding friends around Encinitas. While his subject range has expanded exponentially, that same sense of ease and camaraderie exists on his sets today, whether shooting for clients like Uniqlo, BMW, Microsoft, Rolex, Nike, Dr. Pepper, Verizon, Patagonia, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Chase, Neon, Without Walls, and Apple; musicians like Miley Cyrus, Adele, Taylor Swift and Macklemore; or shepherds in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia. PDN took notice of the good work and awarded him multiple Photo Annuals. Collin currently resides in Venice Beach, CA.