Based in Detroit, Michigan
Phone: (313) 598-2050
Erik Paul Howard is a photographer as well as co-founder of Expressions and Young Nation in southwest Detroit. He combines his passion for youth and community development with his love of photography. Using group activities such as lowriding and street art as a mentoring tool, Erik has been able to reach out to young people in the community of southwest Detroit. Erik’s photography documents his personal relationships and interactions in communities. It captures the excitement of people in their process of self discovery, development, and life experiences.
My passions are people, community, culture, and creative processes. I have a curiosity and admiration for people as individuals and in their environments with others and believe these both are critical to a photographer's ability to capture stories. This is true whether shooting a formal event or creating documentary works.
My life's work is fed by continual observations and explorations of culture, otherness, purpose, roles, power, leadership, relationships, inspiration, and faith. The images produced are my reflections on these topics. Continuing to learn and share through my photography is a reciprocal process that allows me to give and to receive through my work. In working with communities or with clients I am given this opportunity.