Sunday, November 23, 2008

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER

We continue with our features on fine art photographers who sell their work on the Internet. I introduce you now to another member of the Photographers of Etsy. Here is Julie at



Briefly describe what you make?

I create photography with emotion in mind. If I see a landscape, person, or thing that evokes feelings in me such as beauty, love, or awe I want to capture it in my photography. My ultimate goal is to have my viewer say, "ahhhh!".

What mediums do you enjoy working in most?

I haven't discovered by favorite style of photography yet. I am still experimenting and exploring. I started out primarily in landscape but have recently tried more contemporary urban scenes. I have a great admiration for photographers that can capture the essence and soul of a person or an animal. Both subjects are entirely unpredictable! I'd like to try and expand my skills in this direction.

How long have you been working at your craft?

I have been interested in taking photographs since I was a child. My photography was first published on DenverPost.com in 2000. It has only been the last few years that I have gotten serious about the aspects of fine art photography. Etsy has helped me to expand my audience and grow as a professional.

How did you get started?

I got started professionally with DenverPost.com where my work was featured online for nearly eight years as part a of collaboration with my writer husband. My husband and father-in-law have been my greatest advocates. Both have encouraged me to pursue photography. I trust them both so I just jumped right in and put my own insecure feelings aside.

Where does the name of your shop come from?

I used my personal name for my shop name.

What would you most want people to know about your work?

The most important thing I want to give people with my photography is inspiration. I would love for people to be inspired, awed, happy, contemplative, or just plain moved by my images. I consider photography an art form and as such it should evoke emotion.

What words of advice do you have for other artists?

My advice to other artists is to please yourself first. If you are not totally in love with your own work than you can not expect someone else to love it. Photography is so subjective but I believe if you put your heart and soul in your work those feelings will come across to other people.

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Fabulous! Great work, too! You must go and visit Julie's shop and see what she has.

While you are there please also go and see what is new at Past Perfect. There are some very new and interesting photographs there.

8 comments:

Karen Casey-Smith said...

It's a pleasure to get to know more about Julie and her beautiful work!

Allie said...

Thank you PastPerfect and Julie for letting us get to know you better! And your work does inspire me!

mkcphotography said...

Julie is so talented and it's wonderful to read about her personal inspiration!

HandiCrafts said...

Great interview!

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Thank you Karen, Allie, and Michelle for your kind words about my work!

TheEye said...

I knew you were cool Julie... heehee... nice interview... photography is definitely an art form.. I'll kick anybody who disagrees lol...

great interview...
:)
Ellen

Alison Du Bois said...

Very nice interview - Julie's Golden in Snow is one of my favorite photographs!

Julie said...

Wonderful interview! Julie is so talented!