Very proud to have made the cover, and for the portfolio feature in the March Issue of iPressphoto Magazine, next to some great artists I admire
Here is the text published together with the feature:
“Julia Anna Gospodarou
Architect and black and white fine art photographer, she lives in Athens and is fascinated by architecture, as well as photography. As she describes herself she is an architect who loves to photograph, and a photographer who loves architecture. She adores long exposures, motion blurs and everything that can make her travel to a different world.
When she was a child she was instilled with the love of photography by her father. Among her first memories, she mentions a huge, brown camera. Her first toy was a machine for developing films. She claims that photographs are like pictures in our imagination that we
learn earlier than words. It was under her father’s influence that she has chosen black and white photos, so characteristic of her contemporary work. She photographs everything that is around but its cities and their architecture that she likes to capture the most.
Her works go beyond of what is defined as traditional photography, helping her express her emotions, fantasies and imagination. One can say that Julia’s photos represent the searching for an ideal world that she manages to incorporate in her works. Julia Anna Gospodarou was one of the four main organizers of the Berlin Photo Walk in May 2012.
Her photographs have been published in newspapers and magazines around the world. Currently, her pieces are also available to a wider audience on the most important websites devoted to photography (500px, Google+, Flickr, 1x.com or Art Limited).
She was awarded at a number of competitions, such as SWPA 2013 – Sony World Photography Awards and IPA 2012 – International Photography Awards in categories Architecture – Bridges and Architecture – Buildings.
Julia’s biggest dream is that the world becomes black and white. Yet, that wish does not reflect her life attitude. According to the photographer the use of black and white is a much greater challenge than operating with a palette of colors. Actually, no colors are needed to
express emotions but not everybody is able to do that. What is surprising about the artist is also the way she works. She thinks that an artist does not need many tools to create something interesting. As she says, a camera for a photographer is like a brush for a painter – nothing more than a tool. What proves the most important is the sense of aesthetics because when an artist has less means he or she is able to use creativity, rather than rely on new technologies. This is why she reduces the number of tools and, although she is familiar with digital photography, she often goes back to ordinary films in order to slow down and remind herself of her beginnings.”
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Julia Anna Gospodarou is an internationally acclaimed award-winning photographer, an architect with a Master’s degree, a best-selling author, and a highly sought-after educator, teaching workshops and lecturing around the world. Founder of (en)Visionography™ and creator of Photography Drawing™, author of the best-selling book From Basics to Fine Art – Black and White Photography, multiple times awarded in the most important photography competitions worldwide (Two-Time International Photography Awards IPA Photographer of the Year 2016 & 2021, World Photography Awards SWPA Top 10 Finalist, and Hasselblad Masters Top 10 Finalist, as well as 100+ more awards), widely published internationally in books and magazines, Julia is passionate about art and photography and striving to spread the ideas of fine art photography and (en)Visionography all over the world.