Ian Erickson, born and raised in the desert southwest city of Tucson, began exploring the outdoors as a small child, accompanying his parents on hiking and camping trips. Looking over Dad's shoulder, or being carried on them, he grew up surrounded by our natural world. As he gained his own photographic experience, he grew to love the rich detail in medium and large format film. He routinely uses 6 X 7 cm and 4 X 5 inch cameras to capture views of the outdoors in areas that often have few visitors. Adding his use of digital capture and video, his images take the viewer to unique and beautiful places around the globe.