The name of Erik Asla is one of the greatest names in the world of photography. He has succeeded in making his name and breaking through as one of the greatest photographers in the world. He has built such a reputation that he has worked with some of the greatest names in the fashion industry, such as Calvin Klein, and some of the most popular brands in the world, such as Audi. His work is recognized and published in numerous world-famous magazines.
He was born on the 1st May in 1964 Norway. Since he was born abroad, there are not many details about his childhood life and about his family. Additionally, there are not many details about his education and if he has brothers and sisters. This may be due to the fact that he tries to keep his personal life private and away from the public.
Even though he tries to make his life private we still know that he was married when he entered the business and that he got three children out of this marriage, named Tatjana, Taylor and Tatum. We should also mention that one of them, i.e. Tatjana, is also making her way through in the world of modeling and fashion as a very perspective model. She even made an appearance in the Bakareh catalog in 2015.
In terms of private life, he is mostly known for his love relationship with Tyra Banks, who also works as a model and a TV host and personality, they started dating in 2013. We should also mention that he is ten years older than Tyra. They are very great together and they even got a child together and named him York Banks Asla. It should be mentioned that this child has been obtained through a surrogacy procedure.
Erik has always shown his affection towards photography and he always wanted to make a career of it. This is the reason why he started to work as a photography assistant for a photographer called Herb Ritts. He saw that this was not enough for him and he then started to move around the globe to find his destiny.
First of all, he moved to Los Angeles, the USA, but he did not stay long there before he decided to move to Paris, France. This was the time when he started his collaboration with Bazaar, a very famous magazine. This enabled him to travel around the globe and to build a very good career.
He is also known for being one of the most known photographers of models in the world. We should also mention that the relationship with Tyra got his the “gig” with the American Next Top Model where he was the main photographer. This also makes him involved in the production of various shows such as Norwegian Next Top Model and Skavlan.
When he made a name for himself in the world of photography, he returned to the USA. Here, he continued his success and became one of the most wanted photographers in terms of commercial photography shooting. The quality was recognized and published by many of the most known magazines such as ELLE and Allure. And these are some of them, he also made shootings for numerous famous brands, such as Audi.
All this work resulted in the invitations for collaboration by one of the biggest magazines in the USA called Vanity Fair. This was not all, one of the most known and sold newspapers in the USA, i.e. The New York Times, also wanted to hire him and worked with him.
Erik has been very hard-working and he has traveled around the globe and make photographs in various countries. He also worked with numerous celebrities and world brands and all this helped him to make a significant amount of money. His 2020 net worth is estimated to be 4 million USD. So, we may conclude that photography can actually pay off. The most important thing is the fact that he is still working and that he still continues to take photos around the world for the most famous people and brands.