Biography Masterson's passion for photography has taken her literally around the world- to remote regions of Tibet, Arabia, Africa, India, Patagonia, and most recently Antarctica. By returning with beautiful photographs of the extraordinary gifts of Nature, she hopes to deepen our resolve to preserve the "Lost Horizons" of our planet. And closer to home, on the North Coast of California, her images encourage visitors to walk softly and with respect.

She begain her 25 year career as a fine art photographer by studying with Master Photographers Ansel Adams, Robert Glen Ketchum, Eliot Porter, and Paul Caponigro. Each has influenced her work: Ansel Adam's discipline and craftmanship, Bob Ketchum's concern for the environment, Eliot Porter's sensitivity to color, and Paul Caponigro's intuitive style.

She makes her work available through exhibitions and multimedia presentations. She has had over fifty exhibitions of her work and over thirty one-woman shows throughout the Western United States.

Her work is included in corporate collections and has received numerous awards.  Her photographs have appeared in several publications , such as Arts of Asia, Best Photography of the Year, and Artists of the Mendocino Coast.

She has inspired audiences nationwide with her multimedia performances and she was filmed as a nature photographer at work on the national television series "Wild Things."

She shows locally at the Mendocino Art Center, in the Edgewater Gallery in Ft. Bragg and Stevenswood Gallery and Spa in Little River, California.

Masterson uses a large format Wista field camera locally, and a 35mm Nikon on Expedition.

Watch a video of Julie discussing her art and travels.

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