Erik Asla is a Norwegian photographer. After moving to Los Angeles from Paris, France, he became a protégé of celebrated image-maker Herb Ritts. Resisting the urge to focus exclusively on the genres in which his mentor built such an illustrious career, Asla was drawn to the solitary endeavor and unconstrained expressive boundaries presented by fine art photography.
With his project 'The Stillness of Motion', Asla is seeking to create semi-abstract photographic renditions that convey a perception of the sea in its most paradoxical state; moving, rushing, yet offering a sense of calm and serenity.
Numerous fine art collectors and private corporations have acquired artwork from the series. Asla had his first solo exhibition in Palm Springs in June 2017, and his first major show in a European art gallery opened at Galleri Semmingsen in Oslo on August 23rd, 2018. The exhibition ran for five weeks, receiving widespread critical acclaim.