About Me

In meteorology, aviation, and maritime navigation, the term "windward" refers to the direction from which the wind, weather, and ocean currents approach. As an outdoor photographer by nature, I tack into the solar wind, which is where I get the name "Solar Windward." My name is Erik. I'm a native San Diegan and a recent SDSU graduate. I've done some photography on a semi professional level, and made some interesting new friends in the creative community in recent years. I always enjoy trying new things with my camera, both in the field and the studio, and I really love that 'aha!' moment when I figure out something new.

Recently, I moved to Las Vegas, which will be an entirely new adventure. However, it's going to take me a while to get settled and begin to familiarize myself with some of the new and amazing locations in the area. My goal is to have a small studio set up in my spare room, and be ready to start shooting again sometime this Spring.


>>FRIEND REQUESTS>> I accept them by the same criteria as I make them; at my discretion. However, if you want to be friends, you'll stand a much better chance if you introduce yourself first. If there's an image in my portfolio that interests you, comment on it. If you'd like to work with me, send me a message. If you'd just like to be friends, leave me a tag, if you really want to impress me, ask me about the writings of Noam Chomsky, my favorite Frank Sinatra song, or even deficit spending during the Reagan Administration (but be prepared for a rant if you do!)

>>Also, MUY IMPORTANTE; My rates are negotiable and quite reasonable, but my time is limited. If you'd like to work with me, please be clear what you've got in mind, when you're available, as well as a contact number. I am available for some TFCD shoots if it adds to both of our books. However, if you cancel or make up excuses not to show up less than 24 hours before we shoot, then you can expect an invoice for my time before I'll consider rescheduling with you. It is disrespectful and unprofessional, but unfortunately in my experience, it happens.



I've worked with many talented individuals, both on and off iStudio and MM. Professional or personal references can be provided upon request.

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
-Albert Einstein

My accountant is Candace B. Rittenoff
My credit counselor is Max Stout
My on site physician is Kent Hoyt
My stunt coordinator is Hugo First
My attorney is Justin Voke V of the Law Offices of Dewey, Cheatum & Howe
My mechanical consultant is Tilda Plierslip
My Caterer is Amelia Lose
My budget consultants are Tony VanTinkabotit and Xavier Breath
Credits compiled and written by Nadia Geddit


05 Aug 10 17:07
Excellent work
03 Aug 10 22:13
Just stopping by your page to say hi! Please let me know if I can ever be of any assistance with retouching any of your photos.
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