Photojournalist Erich Schlegel has a successful freelance photography and video career in Austin, Texas. Born in Monterrey, Mexico (fluent in Spanish), he lived throughout Latin America before moving to Texas in 1973. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a degree in business with an emphasis in international business. Erich has covered twelve Olympic Games, four Super Bowls, three FIFA World Cups, conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Albania, Zaire, and Sri Lanka. However, he favors assignments in Latin America where he has documented stories in Cuba, Mexico, and Central America. Erich has won awards in World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, Society of Newspaper Design, APME, and other national and regional competitions. A NAUI certified diver and all around waterman, Erich also has the ability to shoot above, around and under water.
Erich has teamed up with filmmaker Bud Force to form Ultralite Films, LLC, to create web spots or feature length films for a wide variety of clients. www.ultralitefilms.com
Current clients include National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Texas Highways Magazine, Bristol Environmental Remediation Services and Deep South Crane & Rigging.