Angel by Erika Masterson

This image is called Angel. It was the first image created when God aligned his creative vision with mine. It is so pure in every way to me. She is an innocent child floating on still waters on angel’s wings. This is symbolic of where I was. Everything was new, fresh and clean. It was also, for the first time in my life, quiet…

You see, I had been in a deep pit. God pulled me out and I questioned everything in my reality. I had this feeling deep in my bones that needed to be expressed. I knew photography was my medium for expression, so I asked God, "Help me to create what is in my heart, help me to see!" He answered! I cried when this image was made and many more followed. This was the beginning of my journey as an artist.

Erika Masterson “Dream Synergy” 2012

Erika Masterson
February 7, 2017

Erika Masterson is a Fine Art Photographer, living her dream between two worlds, a lakeside cabin tucked in the Southern Appalachian mountains and a quiet beach town on Florida’s east coast.Erika and her husband Ed have 4 children and one granddaughter. Her children are often seen in her artistic works.

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 2012 Erika expanded her Art including many exhibits and awards. Her most recent accolades; Solo Exhibition Soho Gallery New York; 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 her images being sold around the world and on greeting cards with Palm Press and book covers. She has also self-published 4 books with her series of work.