Hi, I’m Erika and I want to take pictures of you! I want to take pictures of where you work, where you live, what you’re selling—all of it.

I grew up fascinated by everyone else’s story, which led me to study history. The words weren’t enough, so I started studying images, and then I needed to make my own images. I studied documentary photography and learned to make my photographs, from portrait to commercial, tell a story.

When I’m not taking photos, you can find me exploring Pittsburgh with my husband and friends, eating food that is not good for me, or napping.

Photograph by Tiffany Cooper.