September 2018 Program Meeting
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Meeting Location: Eau Gallie Civic Center
1551 Highland Ave, Melbourne, 32935
Come early to view Contest Photos and to socialize before the meeting.
Presentation Topic: Potraiture
Presenter: Erika Masterson
Fine Art photographer in Satellite Beach, FL
Bio Erika Masterson
Erika Masterson is a fine art photographer in Satellite Beach, fl. She received her degree in photography from the Southeastern Center for Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1990. In 1999 opened her own commercial portrait business and has been working the past 20 years in California and Florida. In recent years Erika has expanded her Art including many exhibits and awards. Her most recent accolades; the Co-Jurors Choice award by Joyce Tenneson under the theme “The Intimate Portrait”; She was chosen as a Julia Margaret Cameron finalist for her series “A Message for my Daughter” and was selected as Black and White Magazine’s Portfolio Spotlight winner for her series Sara’s Sojourn. Her quiet and soulful images have been published in numerous magazines such as Black and White Magazine 2014 & 2017, Victoria Magazine 2000 & 2016, Silvershotz Magazine, Shots Magazine, 5×5 Magazine, Bella Grace Magazine, Raine, Shadow & Light and In-Style Magazine. Erika recently has images being sold around the world on greeting cards with Palm Press and book covers for Trevillion Images. She has also self-published 4 books with her series of work.
Erika lives in Satellite Beach, Florida with her husband and their four children who are often seen in her creative work.
With my photographs, I hope to evoke an awareness of one’s own journey through our natural longing to connect with nature. That connection is what I seek to bring into existence in my images, where “inner self” is un-veiled through vulnerability. The layering of my images, portraits blended with natural elements, embodies that divine connection.
My photography is both a window and a mirror, allowing me to explore life’s intricacies through my camera’s lens, revealing moments of raw beauty and revelation. Each of my series tells a story, whether it’s affirmations of new beginnings, a depiction of vulnerability and innocence, the contrasts between light and dark, or our human nature and aspects of the spiritual. As I share my own personal insights rooted in my faith, my photographs become transcendent visual statements that express my concerns by addressing notions of inner and outer beauty, strength and fragility and the ever-ongoing passage of time.
My images invite the viewer to make a connection, to dive beneath the surface to discover what’s there.