Eric Schwabel, a native of Minnesota, has studied in Paris and New York, and is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. He has taught for SOCAPA and has lectured at Art Institute of Hollywood, and now resides in Southern California.
Schwabel’s portrait work has included such celebrities as JJ Abrams, Benicio Del Toro, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Stewart, and Kerry Washington, among many others.
In 2009, Bruno Gmunder published Schwabel’s first monograph, titled “Shooting Male,” to rave reviews. Eric, immediately followed in 2010 by his creation of “the Human Light Suit,” a 10-year photographic portrait survey of the Burning Man Project, which remains underway through 2020.
Schwabel has also been featured by some of the top magazines in the world, having been profiled by Popular Photography, Rangefinder, Fotomen and Foto Hits . The April/May 2015 issue of Metrosource magazine, featured a portrait of Schwabel on the cover, along with an in-depth interview.