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Meet Local Photographer Eric Horan


Acclaimed photographer Eric Horan is proud to announce the release of his new book ‘Beholding Nature.’ To kick off the book release, Outside is hosting an evening event featuring first-available sales of the book, book signings, a slideshow and talk by Eric, wine and cheese. Free and open to the public!

When: Friday March 4th, 2016

Where: Outside Hilton Head, Shelter Cove Plaza

Time: 5-7pm

A commercial and environmental photographer based in Beaufort County, South Carolina, Eric Horan makes a living out of what he loves to do — compose the world around him, if just for an instant, with the lighting and the colors at his disposal.

Eric Horan’s passion for the outdoors has a long history.He grew up in Colorado on his family’s ranch where much of his free time was spent outdoors, on horseback, fishing, hunting or skiing.Summers were spent in northern Michigan in sailboat races. After high school he attended Colorado Mountain College where he graduated with a degree in Commercial Art & Photography. His first job was documenting wildlife for the Colorado Fish, Game and Parks Department, which opened the door to a life-long study of photography and the natural world.

As freelance photographer, his images provided editorial content for magazine, newspaper and book publishers. They reflected his interests in travel, sailing and wildlife activity in their natural setting.He worked in available light and throughout all seasons. Among the magazines where his work appeared include Business Week, Fortune, Southern Living, Orion, The New York Times Sunday Travel, OUTSIDE, Yachting, Sail and Cruising World and on the cover of Smithsonian.Book publishers include Fodor’s, National Geographic Books and later his own, Carolina Nature.

Mid-career he moved to South Carolina working in the burgeoning destination tourism market.He took time out to expand his technical skills in New York City to study with some of the top commercial photographers in the industry.There he assisted on assignments with such clients as UPS and Coca Cola.On returning to the Lowcountry, he established Eric Horan Photography, Inc. with his wife Jan, who assists on photo shoots, creative writing and marketing.

Horan’s images provide a range of collateral material for advertising clients from brochures to billboards and digital media.His technical services include architectural and aerial photography, environmental portraiture and active sporting life.His personal work remains wildlife and scenic outdoor photography and he is a Master Naturalist.

Much of Eric’s personal work in the region is captured on his 19’ Carolina Skiff while navigating the intra-coastal waterways. He has travelled the United States extensively and abroad including Africa, Central Europe, Central America and the Caribbean Islands.He serves as private photo guide to other photographers and is frequent featured guest with producer/photographer Doug Gardner on Wild Photo Adventures TV on PBS, currently in Season 5.

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