Eric Stampfli began making photographs more as a necessity than any grand experiment in creating art. Stampfli always have seen pictures in his head. Like fragments of a dream trying to be remembered, photography became the tool that gave definition to and made those images real. This is how Eric learned photography. It wasn’t about trying to capture a pretty sunset, a portrait of a friend or the unfolding drama on a city street. It was about being alone in a studio learning to trust and ultimately reproduce the images he saw.
It was there, while learning his craft, Eric discovered how to tell stories with his photographs and discovered that this medium is far from just a visual one. Like memory itself, a good photograph is so very much more than just the picture. Eric Stampfli’s goal is to incorporate the other senses, where the viewer can experience his work rather than just see it.