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Erik Asla is a photographer from Oslo, Norway. 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 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 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 have acquired artwork from the series. Asla's first solo exhibition opened in Palm Springs in June 2017, and another show is scheduled for fall 2018 in Northern Europe.