About me


Erika N. Tal-Shir is an artist and founder of Beam Collective and a fine art and portrait photographer.


Erika was born in 1966 in Belgium, immigrated to Israel in 1994.

Throughout her life, she has always explored different kinds of creative outlets, music, writing, and painting included.

Since a few years, she found that the camera gives her the maximum possibility to create her own vision within her world of imagination, often rising from the need to keep innocence, faith, and beauty alive, but also exploring those same aspects.

After finishing her photography studies in Studio Gavra Tel Aviv, she continued to study with internationally recognized photographers like Tracy Willis (UK), Sue Bryce (USA), Paulina Duczman (UK),  as well with Alexandra Lord (UK), and Barbara Cardinale MacFerrin (US). Added to this she is continually educating herself through numerous platforms of photography and online education.


She is an active member of SWPP, WPE, MPA, and The Portrait Masters. She has received multiple bronze merits and has recently received her first silver one. She is working toward being an Associate Photographer from Sue Bryce.

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