ERIC HAUGEN HAS STUDIED ART HIS ENTIRE LIFE, STARTING WITH PASTELS, SKETCHING, AND ILLUSTRATING LOGOS AND APPAREL ADVERTISEMENTS IN A SMALL CLOSET-SIZED BEDROOM IN HIS CHILDHOOD HOME. HE ATTENDED DAKOTA COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE IN MINNESOTA FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY, THEN WORKED AS A FULL TIME GRAPHIC DESIGNER TURNED INDEPENDENT COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER & FILMMAKER. WHILE CHASING HIS DREAM OF SHARING THE BEAUTY OF EARTH, HE HOPES TO INSPIRE OTHERS TO LEAVE A BETTER TRACE, AND PAY FORWARD THE KNOWLEDGE AND UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES OF THE NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY FIELD TO PROSPECT ARTISTS. ERIC HAS CONTRIBUTED TO PUBLISHERS SUCH AS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, TPT'S CAPTURE MINNESOTA, LEAGUE OF MINNESOTA CITIES, AND HAS COLLABORATED WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF CLIENTS SUCH AS MINNESOTA DNR, SNAP FITNESS, ROB LOWE, PORTIA DE ROSSI, AND TESLA. ALL SAID AND DONE, HE TRULY ENJOYS ALIGNING WITH FRIENDS AND LIKEMINDED BRANDS THAT SHARE HIS PASSION FOR ART AND THE OUTDOORS.