Eric Zippe has spent many hours and traveled many miles honing his talents as a visual artist specializing in fine art and commercial photography. Eric received a BFA from the University of Delaware's Fine Arts program. He has developed his own style and vision while learning from such notable photographers as Peter Croydon, Jay Maisel, Robert Llewellyn, Arthur Meyerson, John Weiss, and Priscilla Smith. His photo career can be described as eclectic, as he has worked in such photographic fields as wildlife and travel photography, portraiture, commercial and sports photography, photojournalism, and digital photo retouching. Eric’s client list includes Fila shoes, Budweiser, and Mercedes Benz.
His work has been published and exhibited to great acclaim both nationally and internationally, and he is a multiple award winning artist. When asked what his favorite thing about photography is, he just smiles and says, “The reaction the viewer has to my images.”
Eric has been an adjunct faculty member at Cecil College, North East, Maryland, where he has taught digital imaging, studio photography, and nature, wildlife and travel photography. Many of his students have gone on to be award winning artist themselves. Currently, Eric is a founding member of Torchiere Arts LLC, a company specializing in visual arts services, learning, and artistic fulfillment. At Torchiere Arts, Eric has found an environment to pass on his acquired knowledge, experience, and passion for the arts in a private and semi-private environment.