Photo by G.
On June 15, 2010, I attended the Art for Haiti benefit at the Aperture Gallery in New York, where artists from all over the world kindly donated their work to raise money for people afflicted by the recent earthquake in Haiti. One of the photos that struck me the most was “Ceremony Boy” by photographer Erica Simone and as luck would have it, I met the photographer moments after gazing at her wonderful work! Erica Simone has the life we all want by growing up in Paris and moving to New York at age 16 to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her photos have been seen in National Geographic and the French magazine PHOTO, she’s won countless awards and her photos have been shown in exhibits in New York, Paris and Berlin! After checking out the photo galleries on her website, I was definitely correct in my assumption that Erica Simone is a photographer on the rise! I am looking forward to hearing great things about this amazing artist in the not-so-distant future. Thanks for letting me photograph YOU, Erica!