Los Angeles, California
Erica Simone is an American photographer and visual artist from Paris and New York, and now based in Los Angeles.
Erica Simone is an American photographer and visual artist from Paris and New York, and now based in Los Angeles. Erica’s award-winning images have appeared in publications such as National Geographic, New York Mag, Marie Claire, Elle, The NY Daily News, PHOTO, PDN, Town & Country, Le Parisien, and many others. Her fine art drawings and photography have been exhibited all over the world in solo shows, group shows and art fairs, as well as having been featured on television and in documentaries. Simone is also an ambassador to the non-profit organization, Beauty for Freedom, working with international survivors of human trafficking.
IN HER WORDS “I picked up a camera at 17 years old and I fell in love. The world began to mold into geometric composition, drawing my eye into reflections of light and complex combinations of color. The wrinkles of the elderly became mysterious historical novels, the architecture around me began to shape shift into abstract patterns, claustrophobic flows of people in the street brought stillness into my own observations — I found myself looking at the world in a completely new way. Over the last 16 years, photography has allowed me to experience many extremes of humanity: from the backstages of New York fashion shows to the still, deep forests of Cambodia; from Hollywood celebrities to hill tribes in the Himalayas, or from orphanages in South America to extravagant red carpet events. Photography helps me satisfy an incredible curiosity for life, while gracing it with unforgettable diversity."