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Erik Almas Inspires with Nature in a Commercial World

By Jules Ebe on September 12th 2013

Erik Almas has become almost synonymous with beautifully composited landscapes that are not real, and yet our eyes just want to bathe in the scenery as if it somehow was. Recently, Almas was asked by Saatchi LA to work with them and Toyota on an image honoring Nature conservationists. Like many of his projects, that meant that the image would be created from various locations and shots.

[If you’re interested in learning from Erik’s comprehensive DVD on Commercial Photography, please check out his DVD, Erik Almas On Aspects of Image Making.]

Almas says about the project location that the team looked “for truly lush and green environments,” which led to “Olympic National Park in Washington, spending 3 days capturing background plates.” Erik and his crew then captured the talent in a location south of San Francisco that had similar natural features to Seattle. Almas stated “this so that we could seamlessly blend our talent into the background.”

Erik Almas & Saatchi for Toyota Honor Nature Conservationists

And simply because we love his work and the imaginative concept behind the project for the French company Dassault Systemes, we wanted to be sure you took a look at this series as well. Again, you can see how Almas maintains his artistic signature style while bringing together a great image for his commercial client.

[rewind: “On Aspects of Image Making” DVD by Erik Almas]

Erik Almas & Dassault Systemes – Behind The Scenes

To check out more of Almas’ work, visit his website:

Until Next Time . . .

Stay Inspired ~ Jules


is a Southern California based Conceptual Artist and Photographer. Her work has been featured in several print publications and selections can be seen in local gallery exhibitions. Connect with her on Facebook and Google+.

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Great work

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  2. Paul

    Awesome love Erik work

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  3. Giules

    Excellent work. Probably one of, if not my favourite, commercial photographers.

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  4. Ihab Mokayed

    Wow. Just wow. Like really… wow.

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