Howdy! I'm Eric, a photographer based in Los Angeles. I take pictures because I can freeze time, live in the moment, meet interesting people, and tell a story.
My background is in journalism and the law. I graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and worked at latimes.com during summers producing web content, editing photos, and writing articles. I also worked at a magazine in Chicago covering the red meat industry. Then I changed course and went to law school at UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) because I was interested in intellectual property and privacy issues. I have worked for more than a decade as a patent litigator. I came back to photography, which was a passion in my younger years, to get away from the darkness of litigation and find some light in the world.
I live in the hills of Northeast LA with my wife, Lauren, daughter, HannaH, and Brittany, Barley. Though I grew up a city boy, I'm an Eagle Scout who loves hiking, backpacking, hunting, and fishing.
You can reach me by email at eric at ericbhanson dot com or by phone or text at 310 594 3100.