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ERIKA VIKTORIA HORN Visual Artist | Photographer | Owner Cozmik Photo ...

Updated: Jan 07, 2013 4:22pm PST

Elektrik Fantasy EDM Masquerade Party

Cozmik Photography - Official Media Partner & Photographer for Elektri ...

Updated: Jan 15, 2014 2:15pm PST

Investing in Your Memories

AS AN ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER, I LIVE TO CAPTURE LIFE AND ITS MOMENTS ...

Updated: May 22, 2013 9:40am PST

Your Bio

Welcome to my world of Cozmik Photography. I have been an artist my entire life, in just about all mediums, and photography has been a passion of mine since early childhood - anyone with a camera had my undying attention until they handed it over, then I was in my own world clicking away. Finally my dear parents bought me my first camera for my 14th birthday, a heavy Nikon N4004s. That was over 25 years ago. Since then I picked up "a few" more Nikons along the way, took several courses in college, then got serious at The Washington School of Photography in 2001. I had the passion and definitely "the eye" for it, but my natural instincts needed nurturing and sharpening.
After studying Black & White photography and Photojournalism, I went out into the world with finely tuned skills and an even more finely tuned eye. I've shot it all through the years: people, scenery, architecture, sports, but always felt "fuzzy all over" when shooting music. I was so drawn to the raw emotion of the live performance, the expressions, the energy, the chaos, the passion, the moments when that musician is in front of their audience but forgets they're even there. I love capturing those moments. But this is not all I love to do...

I love being the trusted Story Teller on my couples' special day, catching the details and fleeting moments that many would miss, and knowing that my couples will be surprised and in love with the memories I've captured for them forever. All of my life I've enjoyed "watching," and my father taught me patience very early on (though many of my friends would say I didn't learn anything!) so as a Photojournalist I completely believe that "watching" for moments is of the utmost importance. I pay homage to the "Old School" of Music Photography and Wedding Photojournalism, when the shots told you an intimate story and sang you a song, when (as a photographer) you spent wonderful days in the darkroom developing FILM. So I know the patience, skills and magic it takes to compose the shot before I click the shutter as well as the knowledge and artistry it takes to bring out the best in each capture after the day is done.

My brand, Cozmik Photography sprung to life in 2001, based around my experience meeting a famous UK band frontman in 2000 who called me "Cosmic Girl" after his concert. It stuck with me (literally, it's inked on my left shoulder) and shortly thereafter Cozmik Photography was born.
I shoot with a clear standard in mind: to capture moments as pure as possible while bringing my own unique touch to every image. I always deliver my clients' most special memories with my own artistic integrity while still staying true to the moment. Being a true Photographer is, after all, about capturing Life with a strong and intuitive eye, not about how many camera bodies are hanging off me, or how many assistants I have or shots I take hoping for one image to be good. I shot 35mm for over 2 decades, so I know that most of the work should be done BEFORE the shutter is clicked.

"PHOTOGRAPHY IS NOT ABOUT CAMERAS, GADGETS AND GISMOS.
PHOTOGRAPHY IS ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHERS. A CAMERA DIDN'T MAKE A GREAT PICTURE ANYMORE THAN A TYPEWRITER WROTE A GREAT NOVEL."
- Peter Adams

These words means so much, especially today in the new "climate" of Photography where everyone has the access to online photography tricks & tutorials and the money to buy a nice DSLR or even a very pricey "professional camera." You probably have one yourself! I see you all out there with the flash always up and that dial set to "AUTO"....it's ok, I'm here for you!

Gear aside (and I have plenty, don't worry) no matter what I shoot with, I treat each and every subject in my lens with equal passion and commitment: whether you're a famous rock star, starting your first band, or celebrating the day you both start your new life together. When you work with me, you get an ARTIST, and as an artist I see every project through from beginning to end. And though I do specialize in Music Photography and Unique Wedding Photography, I bring the same creativity and passion to EVERY shoot. I cater to a very specific client who doesn't want to be shot by another "factory photographer" sent out by some big photo company, and they would never gamble with their most important memories by hiring an inexperienced "fauxtographer" for next to nothing. My clients know the value of hiring a professional artist - I provide consistency, experience and artistry at a fair price. (You'll never see me on Groupon!)

I thank you for taking the time to read my "little" bio and get to know a little about me - you're obviously ready to trust your memories to a Pro Artist! So.... for a smart, fun, talented, educated, skilled professional photographer and lifelong visual artist with a truly unique and intuitive eye, look no further than Cozmik Photography by Erika --> ME.
I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU!

**Thank you to all my lovely musician friends - you all rock! And to my family and closest friends, who have supported my dreams and loved me unconditionally. Especially my Dad, the Artist, who always told me "sit up straight!!" Love you Dad.


With a special dedication to my dear Mom, who always tilted her voice towards over-enthusiasm and awe at everything I did. Her mommy-bias gave me the attitude that everything I did was awesome and untouchable. Danke Schon liebe Mama.
Viktoria "Doris" Horn
1926-2010
Ich liebe dich.

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Galleries

musik shots

Local and international artists, bands, musicians that bang, strum, sl ...

Updated: Mar 25, 2014 6:52pm PST

love shots

everything love. weddings, families, couples, mini-me's.... **see pac ...

Updated: Nov 07, 2013 5:58pm PST

LGBTQ-munity Love

My lovely and fabulous LGBT couples getting hitched - ALL LOVE IS WELC ...

Updated: Sep 09, 2013 6:46am PST

Cozmik Client Testimonials

What my happy Cozmik Clients say about me and my work

Updated: May 21, 2014 7:34am PST

scenic shots

scenes, spots, places, locales..... These are ALL available for purch ...

Updated: Jan 07, 2013 6:17pm PST

wall shots

all works available for purchase. put 'em on your wall. (Always more ...

Updated: Jan 08, 2013 7:44am PST

early work

my earlier work mostly film, some digital, PnS, lo-res & unedited - I' ...

Updated: Dec 26, 2012 5:57pm PST

Investing in Your Memories

AS AN ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER, I LIVE TO CAPTURE LIFE AND ITS MOMENTS ...

Updated: May 22, 2013 9:40am PST

Contact

ERIKA VIKTORIA HORN Visual Artist | Photographer | Owner Cozmik Photo ...

Updated: Jan 07, 2013 4:22pm PST

Documentary shots

OPENING SOON!

Updated: Jan 14, 2013 7:01pm PST

Tom Todoroff Acting Intensive Seminar

Tom Todoroff, actor/director/producer/acting coach brought his Acting ...

Updated: Jan 17, 2013 10:50am PST

Alex and Andrea

Alex & Andrea 2012 - full wedding gallery

Updated: Jan 28, 2013 3:14pm PST

Tina and Nick's Engagement Shoot

My awesome Rock Star couple, Tina & Nick! We had a fabulous shoot at G ...

Updated: Jan 13, 2014 10:48am PST

Links

OnTapMagazine - Contributing Event & Music Photographer since Apri ...

Updated: Jan 15, 2013 11:46am PST

Tina B Shoot

My very first boudoir shoot, and I couldn't have asked for a more love ...

Updated: Jan 13, 2014 10:48am PST

DnJ

David & Joel, married March 22, 2013 - For any print/product orderin ...

Updated: Jan 13, 2014 10:47am PST

Mrs. Jones B-Shoot

Dear Mrs. Jones, Thanks for a fabulous shoot! You are such a lovely L ...

Updated: Apr 18, 2013 5:40am PST

Deb and Liz Rock-n-Roll Wedding

Hey Deb & Liz, and all their fabulous friends & family! I was honored ...

Updated: May 02, 2013 1:26pm PST

Tish and Angie

Congrats Tish & Angie! We waited for this beautiful day for a while :- ...

Updated: May 13, 2013 5:06pm PST

Tina and Nick Got Married

Congratulations Tina & Nick! I've been so happy and honored to be your ...

Updated: May 11, 2013 9:48am PST

Kiara and Malik

Congrats Kiara & Malik! Thanks for choosing me as your photographer on ...

Updated: May 16, 2013 11:04am PST

Karen and Ryan

Congratulations Karen & Ryan :-) Thank you for letting me be your stor ...

Updated: May 20, 2013 1:55pm PST

Keli and Diane

Congratulations Keli & Diane! Thank you for letting me be a part of yo ...

Updated: May 24, 2013 6:46pm PST

Sarah and Matthew

Congratulations Sarah and Matthew! It was an absolute pleasure and h ...

Updated: May 31, 2013 9:12pm PST

F&B

I'm the weird bird everyone stares at in the restaurant because I like ...

Updated: May 17, 2013 4:01pm PST

Odelle and Richard

Congratulations Odelle and Richard! Thank you for letting me a part of ...

Updated: Jun 14, 2013 6:27pm PST

Thais and Chris

To my two longest and best friends, I wish you all the JOY and Love o ...

Updated: Jun 19, 2013 6:52pm PST

Summerland Tour 2013

I got the chance to shoot some of my favorite bands - Sponge, Filter, ...

Updated: Jun 13, 2013 4:12pm PST

Erin and Jennifer

Congrats Erin and Jennifer! Please share this gallery with your family ...

Updated: Jul 26, 2013 1:59pm PST

Magazine Assignments

These are only a smattering of the events that I have covered through ...

Updated: Jul 15, 2013 6:45pm PST

Wood Family Shoot

Hello Wood Family! It was such a pleasure working with you! There are ...

Updated: Aug 06, 2013 11:52am PST

Seema and Jane

Congrats Seema & Jane! Your gallery contains 172 images, in both color ...

Updated: Sep 20, 2013 1:24pm PST

Seema and Jane Afterparty

Seema & Jane: The Afterparty! (Cue ABBA right about now.....) and try ...

Updated: Sep 20, 2013 1:34pm PST

Susan and Lisa

Congrats Susan & Lisa! Thank you for choosing me as your storyteller! ...

Updated: Sep 06, 2013 5:29pm PST

Emilia Studio Shoot

Emilia's Fab Forty Studio Shoot! One of my favorite models ever! Your ...

Updated: Sep 11, 2013 1:18pm PST

Bastille Day Pool Party

Bastille Day Pool Party | July 20 2013 *To order professional HQ prin ...

Updated: Aug 01, 2013 12:11pm PST

Jerome and Jeremy

Congratulations to my Fine Rockstar Gentlemen! It was an honor to be a ...

Updated: Oct 01, 2013 11:18am PST

Jacinda and Randy

Congrats Jacinda & Randy! It was a pleasure to be a part of your day o ...

Updated: Oct 06, 2013 12:34pm PST

Susanna and Palmer

Congrats Susanna & Palmer! It was a pleasure to be a part of your day ...

Updated: Oct 14, 2013 5:00pm PST

DC Fetish Ball 2013

Decadence at UltraBar.

Updated: Jan 20, 2014 3:45pm PST

Nistha Raj Album Cover

Nistha, I chose the ones you liked as well as ones I believe showcase ...

Updated: Jan 13, 2014 10:45am PST

Murray Family in the Park

A perfect late afternoon in the park! I really enjoyed our time togeth ...

Updated: Oct 25, 2013 2:55pm PST

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Birthday Bash with Special Guest DJ Earic Patten

Happy 4th Birthday Kiss Kiss Bang Bang! What an awesome Wednesday nigh ...

Updated: Sep 29, 2013 10:10am PST

Joelle and Fred

Congrats to one of my Favorite Cozmik Couples - Joelle & Fred! Again, ...

Updated: Nov 07, 2013 2:51pm PST

Elektrik Fantasy EDM Masquerade Party

Cozmik Photography - Official Media Partner & Photographer for Elektri ...

Updated: Jan 15, 2014 2:15pm PST

Sarah and Justin - A Wedding on the Beach

Who doesn't love a beach wedding? And this one was for the books! Cong ...

Updated: Dec 19, 2013 2:55pm PST

Krampusnacht Dec. 2013

Krampuslauf in H Street NE. All efforts go to benefit 'Santa's Cause D ...

Updated: Jan 13, 2014 10:50am PST

Stacy and Tammy

Congrats Ladies! Thank you for letting me be a part of your special da ...

Updated: Dec 23, 2013 9:00pm PST

Amanda and Alan

Congrats Amanda & Alan! It was a pleasure being a part of your spe ...

Updated: Jan 13, 2014 10:45am PST

Amy and Wendy

Congrats Amy & Wendy! It was a pleasure being a part of your speci ...

Updated: Jan 10, 2014 11:35am PST

Drew's First Model Shoot

What a treat to be the first to capture the essence that is Drew. I wi ...

Updated: Jan 13, 2014 10:44am PST

Ultimate 80s New Years Eve

Spellbound DC and ElektrikEventz™ collaborated this year to bring toge ...

Updated: Jan 15, 2014 2:12pm PST

Feel The Love: Homecoming of A Legend

Legendary DJ Earic Patten of Tracks DC made his return - his "Homecomi ...

Updated: Jan 15, 2014 2:13pm PST

Derrick May @Flash DC

2.7.14 Flash DC presents Derrick May - House Legend and Pioneer. The H ...

Updated: Feb 12, 2014 8:01am PST

Beulah's Surprise 70th Party

A Family Affair! Happy 70 years young, Mrs. Hampton! Thank you for let ...

Updated: Mar 06, 2014 8:48pm PST

DEEP SUGAR with Little Louie Vega @Paradox, Baltimore

DEEP SUGAR: Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody, brought a true House Legend t ...

Updated: Feb 17, 2014 7:23pm PST

DEEP SUGAR @U-Hall

Ultra Naté + Lisa Moody + Katie "MzBehavin" Elder brought their incomp ...

Updated: Mar 11, 2014 1:03pm PST

ELEKTRIK CIRCUIT by ElektrikEventz & Elektrik Metro Radio at MOVA DC 3.1.14

ElektrikEventz™ brought their Elektrik Circuit Radio Show LIVE to Mova ...

Updated: Mar 12, 2014 8:40pm PST

DEEP>DISH REUNION @U-HALL'S 4TH ANNIVERSARY

We knew U-Hall had something special planned for their 4th Anniversary ...

Updated: Mar 18, 2014 7:55am PST

SHAMROCKFEST 2014 - RFK Stadium

Finally, the weather was nice at Shamrockfest! I'm always happy to com ...

Updated: Mar 25, 2014 3:27pm PST

Pat & Patty

Congratulations Pat & Patty! It was a pleasure being a part of you ...

Updated: Apr 13, 2014 4:48pm PST

Steve Olson Studio Album

What an awesome shoot, Steve! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of y ...

Updated: Apr 15, 2014 5:27pm PST

Diane & Dina

Congratulations Dina & Diane! It was a pleasure being a part of yo ...

Updated: Apr 18, 2014 7:37am PST

Karen & Carol

Congratulations Karen & Carol! It was a pleasure being a part of y ...

Updated: May 07, 2014 3:40pm PST

DEEP SUGAR: A Tribute to Frankie Knuckles, featuring Legends Teddy Douglas & Tracy Hamlin

And another epic Deep Sugar revival in the books....this one including ...

Updated: May 08, 2014 6:09pm PST

Meredith & Leslie

Congratulations Meredith & Leslie! It was a pleasure being a part ...

Updated: May 21, 2014 7:00pm PST

FORWARD FEST 2014 - May 14

OPENING PARTY @GOETHE INSTITUT - Goethe Theater International A/V Live ...

Updated: May 28, 2014 12:57pm PST

Leanna & ReAnne

Congratulations Leanna & ReAnne! It was a pleasure being a part of ...

Updated: May 22, 2014 9:48am PST

FORWARD FEST 2014 - May 15th

TECHNO SHOWCASE @FLASH – DANIEL BELL (DBX), SOLOMON SANCHEZ (UPSTAIRS) ...

Updated: May 28, 2014 1:48pm PST

FORWARD FEST 2014 - MAY 16TH

BASS SHOWCASE @ZEBA BAR, 3423 14TH ST NW, DC - Gabe and Tim (Galang Ga ...

Updated: May 29, 2014 12:39pm PST

FORWARD FEST 2014 - MAY 17TH

JEFFERSON MEMORIAL SHOWCASE – Chuck Levin's Instrument Showcase + Robe ...

Updated: May 30, 2014 7:26pm PST

FORWARD FEST 2014 - MAY 18TH

JEFFERSON MEMORIAL SHOWCASE - KING BRITT {EXTENDED SUNSET SET} + JOE L ...

Updated: Jun 04, 2014 1:12pm PST

Jo & Sarah

Congratulations Jo & Sarah! It was a pleasure being a part of your ...

Updated: Jun 10, 2014 10:07am PST

The Wailers @ 9:30 Club 5-29-14

The Wailers performed the entire Legend album, released 30 years ago. ...

Updated: Jun 05, 2014 11:44am PST

Christa & Susan

Congratulations Christa & Susan! It was a pleasure being a part of ...

Updated: Jun 17, 2014 2:58pm PST

Sharon & Sheila

Congratulations Sheila & Sharon! It was a pleasure being a part of you ...

Updated: Jun 28, 2014 4:38pm PST

David & Tom

Congratulations David & Tom! It was a pleasure being a part of your sp ...

Updated: Jun 29, 2014 12:17pm PST

Erica & Catherine

Congratulations Erica & Catherine! It was a pleasure being a part of y ...

Updated: Jul 25, 2014 8:18am PST

Tina and Davean

Congratulations Tina & Davean! It was a pleasure being a part of your ...

Updated: Jul 16, 2014 11:59am PST