Eddie Morgan was born in Portland, Oregon in 1960. Beginning work as a painter influenced by Rembrandt, Picasso, and Pollock, Morgan quickly became immersed in the local music scene as lead singer for early Portland cult-punk band Ice-9 and later with Condemned to Death in San Francisco and Balls of Steel in Los Angeles. Setting down roots in New Orleans, he studied portraiture under Jeff Strout at Delgado Community College, exhibited at Porche West Gallery and the New Orleans Country Club in the Bywater, and was mentored by David Rae Morris, Jeff Speer, and Pat Cassidy. Since being displaced after Hurricane Katrina, Morgan’s art has been featured most recently on the cover of New Taboos – the latest release by quintessential cyberpunk writer John Shirley. When it comes to photography, Morgan embraces the philosophies of Helmut Newton: foregoing all hint of glamour, and so considering his models real persons; relying on a more fluid approach while remaining in the moment, Morgan can be found as he traverses the globe chasing down a dreamy myriad of ever-shifting margins.