RANGEFINDER MAGAZINE / 2008
"During a telephone interview from his studio in Bridgehampton this past weekend, Mr. Meola talked about photography, photographing "The Boss," his next project, and Dino, his beloved dachshund who passed away the day after the photographer's return from England."
"Of all the master photographers we've interviewed, Eric Meola is the youngest, and that's probably why he has been quicker to be comfortable with a digital workflow. But though he's used Photoshop since the early 1990's, like most of the other photographers who are confident in their vision, he only uses Photoshop to reproduce the image he saw in his mind during capture. Check out Eric's web site, which contains many more of his iconic images and his "Last Places on Earth" book, which has been over 30 years in the making."
"This is the story of a project photographed over five years by Eric Meola, whose career is now further distinguished with his book, Last Places On Earth. He is one of America’s top advertising and editorial photographers, but he harbored a dream of photographing third world countries and getting close to the people and their environments. This dream came to fruition in his grand book, published by Graphis, distributed by Watson-Guptill."