Osseo High School Standout Student Has Eye for Photography
At Osseo High School, senior Eric Lundstrom lets his work do the talking. He’s a hard-working student with a natural eye for photography.
Staff at Osseo High School describe Lundstrom as a quiet leader who sets an example for others with his actions.
Lundstrom is a three sport athlete (football, wrestling, track), a student ambassador, and an honor roll student that won’t brag about himself, but make no mistake, the photos he takes, speak volumes about his talent.
“He has a skill that every good photographer wants, which is to be able to capture moments in a captivating way, just effortlessly,” says Jen Cramer, a photography teacher at Osseo High School.
Award-winning Photography from Osseo High School
Lundstrom’s photos are earning state and national recognition. One of his pieces, titled Cimmerian Reverie picked up the national silver medal in photography for the Scholastic Art Awards.
“I just see beautiful things, and I just point and shoot,” says Cramer.”I try and crop it in my mind, I don’t know, I try to capture the natural beauty of it and create some meaning for it.”
Lundstrom is exceedingly humble, considering he just got his camera three years ago as a gift from his uncle.
Lundstrom’s photos run the gamut from urban grittiness to travel scenes that are both beautiful and entertainingly familiar.
“They’re easy to look at, but they’re also moving, and they can leave room for the viewer to kind of fill in some blanks too,” says Cramer.
“When you get the right picture than you just know, and it’s nice,” says Lundstrom. “It’s just my hobby.”
A hobby is how Lundstrom sees photography, nothing more than that. For a career, his plan is to become an airline pilot, one who will no doubt travel with his camera.
Lundstrom plans to do Army National Guard in the fall for a gap year before enrolling at the University of North Dakota in the fall of 2019.