"I fell in love with photography at the age of 12, when I first picked up her mother's Polaroid Instamatic. I saved my allowance for eight months to buy my own camera, and spent the summer taking pictures of anything that didn't move, and even some things that did! My interest in portraiture developed when I started taking candid photos of classmates at my small Northern California middle school. I love the infinte diversity that you see between different people, and I wanted to capture everyone I saw.
"I studied fine art with an emphasis on photography at the National College for the Arts in San Francisco, and spent every spare moment photographing every aspect of the city. After graduation I embraced urban living and opened my studio on The Embarcadero. Twenty years later, I love helping people expose a small piece of their souls in a tangible way."
Julia's photography had been featured nationally and internationally in a wide range of print and digital magazines. She has received numerous awards for her work over the years, including two National Gold Medals for her international costume portrait collection.
In addition to her own studio on The Embarcadero, Julia's work has been part of a number of local and national exhibitions. Her work is currently included in displays throughout the Bay area, including:
- SFMOMA Artists Gallery
Landmark Bldg. A, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco
- Pier 24 Photography
24 Pier, San Francisco
- SF Camerawork
1011 Market St, San Francisco
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 3rd St, San Francisco
- San Francisco Art Exchange
458 Geary Street, San Francisco
- Academy of Art University
625 Sutter St, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 91919