Lifestyle photographer, creative director and mentor
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.
I’ve made it my mission in life is to help people loose all the fears and confusion they have with their cameras – to demystify all those dials and buttons and that over complicated language… so that they have space to grow their creativity – to enable and allow their light to shine bright. If you’re ready to follow your heart and dare to grow your creativity, then you’ve come to the right place. I’m your guide on that adventure. I move hurdles!
one goal – to inspire and help creatives and aspiring photographers become the photographers they want to be.
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.
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 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 – both when I am with my camera and when I am editing. If you would like to read more, (then go to this blog post – ) to be written!).
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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