Eric Helgas was born in Baltimore, Maryland and lives and works in New York City. Eric holds a BFA in Photography and Book Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His work revolves around media and its constructed realities and addresses ideas of desire, illusion and escapism. Eric's work is heavily influenced by popular culture, reality television and commercial advertising. His work has been honored by American Photography, and he was recently selected as one of PDN's 30 photographers to watch in 2017.