Erin McCown is a photographer living and working in Oregon. Born and raised in a small town in New Hampshire during the analog days of film and 1-hour developing, she gravitated towards photography as a tool for visual storytelling. In 2000 she began working and studying at the Maine Media Workshops and College, participating in every stage of photography from shooting, printing, to late night mat cutting and gallery tag printing. In 2004, Erin relocated to Oregon and was immediately captivated by the expansive landscape, which deepened her life-long love for nature and preoccupation with capturing it. A late adopter of digital media, she began to evolve her vision by incorporating new technologies with time-honored techniques in 2015. Her work often explores the relationship of people to their environment, the candid vulnerability of portraits and the vastness of wilderness. Themes of contrasts and duality run throughout her work.