Erik Asla
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Erik Asla has taken photography to a whole new level. His works are known to be simple yet classy. He is a skilled photographer who chased his hobbies and has eventually made a career out of it. Shockingly, Erik’s career never spurred him to fame, it was with his love tango with the famous model, Tyra Banks that he became a person of interest. Explore the article to know more about him.

Who Exactly Is Erik Asla?

Erik Asla is a photographer who has worked with the high and mighties in the entertainment industry. Most of his works splatter acrosses the pages of magazines like Glamour, Gq Australia, Bazar, Elle the rest of them.

Like every normal child, he was born to two lovely parents on the 21st day of May 1964. He is a Norwegian who possesses white ethnicity. There is a dearth of information regarding his formative years and his educational strata. However, we have created a balance having realized that his excellent skills in photography could definitely give more hikes on his intellectual acumen.

Erik Asla began his career in Norway, working as a staff to the popular photographer; Herb Ritts, occupying the spot of a photo assistant. Little by little, he learned more photography techniques from him, thereby simultaneously honing his skills. Soon, he became the numero uno of Ritts’ company and championed most photo shoots.

Afterward, Elsa Asla became a boss of his own and worked for prominent organizations in the world of arts. In the process, he met prestigious clients and legends. He also collaborated with a few skilled commercial photographers. He also spent times working for God Kveld Norge in 1997.

The photographer caught media attention following his involvement with America’s Next Top Model in 2003. In the later years, Erik Asla showcased his exceptional skills in most of the model shots taken in Norway’s Next Top Model in 2013. Also, his works are well recognized with magazines like Allure, Bazaar, The New York Times Magazine, ELLE, Glamour, GQ  Australia, and Vanity Fair.

Despite his already successful career, Erik Asla didn’t gain media attention until his relationship with the former Victoria secret model; Tyra Banks thrust him into the limelight.

His Net Worth

Erik Asla’s many years of hard work has paid off. Starting from a small scale, he has grown into a skilled photographer. It is beyond a reasonable doubt that every of his photo shot tops up his earnings. From our diggings, his salary sums up to $49, 933 yearly and his net worth fall at $3 million.

Family Life and Children

As aforementioned, the photographer gained more prominence after his longterm relationship with the American media personality and model; Tyra Banks. A die-hard fan of Victoria secret model would definitely recognize Banks as the dark, tall, elegant mistress who has graced most of their shoots. She is also known to have gained expertise in business, acting, and writing.

Tyra and Elsa met in 2013 at Norway Next Top Model and became immediately attracted to each other. One thing led to another and in a short while, they officially started dating. They took their relationship away from the public eye within the first few years of their togetherness but in 2015, their relationship became publicized.

Erik Asla
Tyra Banks and Erik Asla

In the wake of the publicity, the couple treated onlookers to lots of PDA. Like a tale that has a sad ending, Elsa and Tyra called it off in late 2017. Though the split was said to be an amicable one as the couple revealed they would keep working together, the photographer took off every picture of the model off from his social media page.

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Prior to Erik’s relationship with Banks, Erik Asla had three adorable children; Tatjana, Taylor, and Tatum from his previous relationships. Unfortunately, with Banks, he was incapable of having a normal child, so, they turned to surrogacy and then, they welcomed a baby boy named York Banks Asla – born on the 8th day of January 2016.  More so, the calamity that hit the couple happened when their son was only twenty-one (21) month old. For now, there are no facts available on York’s parental custody.

Erik’s daughter, Tatjana is a rising model. She is signed to Elite Modeling agency and has graced a lot of magazine covers.

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