MaryJo Ericson - Photographer and Art Director
Before I was a photographer, I was an aerialist. From the ages of 12-18 I performed professionally on a variety of apparatuses including aerial silks, hoop, and trapeze. My experience in the aerial arts world led me to understand and appreciate the production and collaboration it takes to put on a tell a story and put on a show. I worked with a variety of people including choreographers, backstage crew, directors, and other performers. I saw the true magic of performance in the work behind the scenes. This has informed my photography practice as I see a photograph as a collaborative process through which I seek to produce and capture. Through my work I hope to bring people into another world and tell stories through light and gesture.