Having experimented with a variety of formats Erika has found that medium format is what she enjoys the most. Her camera of choice is a Hasselblad and primarily black and white film because it can be processed easily in her home. “It's nice to be able to take a step back and try to see the world in a black and white square frame, it's also a bit of a challenge.” Erika will continue to shoot this way until the challenge goes away or until she can no longer get the film, chemicals, and paper.
Currently, Erika is working on The Hyattsville Project. She is documenting what is going on within the city limits of this ever-changing DC suburb. Erika is striving to make this a homegrown project by limiting the workspace to printing in her home darkroom.