Erik Asla Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Anusuya Mukherjee
Feb 20, 2024 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Jun 23, 2022
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Erik Asla is a renowned photographer from Norway.
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About Erik Asla

Erik Asla was born in Norway but subsequently moved to the United States Of America to pursue his passion for photography.

Erik Asla started as an assistant for famous celebrity photographer Herb Ritter, who was known for capturing celebrities of the time in black and white. Erik Asla eventually moved on to a different genre of photography and has had several solo exhibitions in top galleries.

Erik Asla also frequently posts on his social media page and has an Instagram following of 18,000 with over 450 posts (as of April 2022). He gained fame by photographing various celebrities before shifting his focus to landscape and fine art photo shoots.

Erik Asla's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Erik Asla’s net worth?

Erik Asla has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million. His primary source of income is as a professional photographer.

How much does Erik Asla earn per year?

Erik Asla's annual income is not estimated or revealed in the public database.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Erik Asla?

Erik Asla stands 6 ft 2 in (190 cm) tall.

How old is Erik Asla?

Born on May 21, 1964, Erik Asla is 58 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Erik Asla likes to keep his personal and professional lives separate, so he has not spoken publicly about his family life or education. However, he has mentioned that he has always been interested in photography ever since his early life. He quit law school to move to Paris to pursue his passion for photography.

Erik Asla is a father of four children, three daughters, namely Tatjana Asla, Taylor Asla, and Tatum Asla, and a son with model Tyra Banks, York Banks Asla. Erik's daughter, Tatjana, was also signed as a model, making her debut at the New York Fashion Week.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Erik Asla dating?

This GQ Australia photographer shares a child with his ex-girlfriend, model Tyra Banks. According to sources, he is single as of April 2022.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Erik Asla was initially based in Paris but moved to the city of Los Angeles to work as a photo assistant for Herb Ritter, a famous fashion photographer. Gradually, his work started appearing in prominent publications such as Vanity Fair and GQ Australia and attracted critical acclaim. However, he moved away from his mentor's area of expertise after encounters with artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and started focusing on photography techniques for fine art.

Erik Asla's first significant display of art was at Palm Springs in 2017, and his first-ever solo exhibition in Europe was at the Galleri Semmingsen. His largest solo exhibition was at the Drammens Museum. Several organizations, including the United States State Department, have added Erik Asla's work to their collection.

The skilled photographer also met Tyra Banks on the set of 'Norway's Next Top Model' and worked with her for the show 'America's Next Top Model'. Erik Asla gained fame after a particular photoshoot with British model Emily Ratajakowski. He was recognized as one of the more famous photographers, often making multiple public appearances in West Hollywood and at events of various brands.

Erik Asla recently launched his collection titled 'The Stillness Of Motion', in which he captures photos of the beach and the horizon during different times of the day, highlighting the calmness that accompanies the changing sceneries throughout the day. Erik Asla's work has been described as having meditative qualities, their abstract quality creating a serene effect on viewers. The picturesque textures of his art leave a soothing effect on the viewer, almost resembling a sense of calm.

Erik Asla has spoken about being inspired by the work of James Turell. Even though he agrees that his photographs of the sea and horizon are quite different from what James Turell is known for, what he finds in common with James Turell is the endeavor to create an experience for the audience by using light and perception. He has also publicly mentioned being in awe of the work of famous Norwegian artist Edvard Munch and celebrated the opening of Munch, the museum in Norway dedicated to this artist's works. He describes Edvard Munch's art as something that resembles tortured genius.

Erik Asla's work has been published in top magazines such as Vanity fair, GQ, and Elle. He has also worked for several famous brands such as Audi and Calvin Klein. He has photographed various models and celebrities in West Hollywood, most notably Emily Ratajakowski.

As a photographer, Erik Asla was also involved in 'Norway's Next Top Model' before working on 'America's Next Top Model' with Tyra Banks, which became a big hit. Since then, he has shifted his focus to photographing landscapes and fine art, having launched multiple solo exhibitions of his own. Some of his best work continues to earn high revenue while being sold as photographic print posters, such as different renditions of his Palm Trees 1997 Copper photograph.

Erik Asla’s Hobbies And Interests

Apart from working on his own photography and exhibitions, Erik Asla also takes a keen interest in visiting museums worldwide and attending exhibitions of other artists such as Sally Mann.

Other Interesting Erik Asla Facts And Trivia

  • Erik Asla's zodiac sign is Gemini, as he was born on May 21.
  • Erik Asla's encounter with Robert Raushchenburg inspired him to shift to the photography of fine art.
  • Erik Asla's biggest solo exhibition had 21 of his photographs displayed at the Drammens Museum.
  • Erik Asla is a big fan of famous Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.

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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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