Photography Coach and Mentor and
Fine Art Photographer with a passion for hand printed images.
Hi I’m Julie,
I’m so pleased you’re here.
I am so very passionate about photography – I want to shout about it from the roof tops – and I truly believe that we are all creative and that it’s not down to our genes.
My mission life is to help people to conquer the fears, blocks and confusion they have with their cameras – to demystify all those dials and buttons and that over complicated language. By showing people that the camera in their hands is simply a tool, it becomes invisible – they stop thinking about it and then have space to grow their creativity – to discover their true light and allow it to to shine bright.
If you’re ready to follow your heart and dare to grow your creativity – and start that business, then you’ve come to the right place… I’m your guide on that adventure.
Over the decades, my passion has taken me to places I love… it has introduced me to some of the most astonishing people – I’ve been privileged to work with some icons of the industry… I have been fulfilled me in more ways than I could have ever imagined. Without my camera, life would be dull! It nurtures me. It sustains me.
When I’m not mentoring or writing courses and programmes, I can be found in my studio or darkrooms making Limited Edition Fine Art Photographs with my beloved film cameras – you can read more about that below.
This is my life. My Creative Life.
There is a brief moment when all there is in a man’s mind and soul and spirit is reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude. This is the moment to record.
A little more about me…
With a lifelong passion for photography and being the middle of three generations of film photographers, I always feel extremely proud that photography is firmly embedded in my DNA. My upbringing of film, piles of negatives, a red box brownie camera and the smell of the darkroom are responsible for my deep, continued interest in shooting film and traditional printing. Time in the darkroom is hugely important to me, working on Art Photography projects with prints seen as artefacts.
Known for my painterly touch and love of light, I work in both film and digital cameras and my interest lies within working with my old film cameras and traditional wet darkroom printing and also alternative print processes, but within a modern context. As a side note, I edit my digital work so that it aligns with my film photography. I love to breath that luminous, soulful feeling into my work that comes from a slow, considered, mindful approach – when I am with my camera and when I am editing or in my darkroom. If you would like to read more, then pop over to my blog.
To my fuel vision, quality time spent at the Manchester School of Art and University of Gloucestershire studying the three disciplines of Art, Design and Photography, culminating with an MA in Fine Art Photography and papers written on Colour Psychology – all of which continue to feed and directly influence my work. As a result of my research into Minimalism, I’ve become fascinated by Scandinavian painters of the late 1800’s and Japanese Aesthetics which have influenced my photographic style.
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