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.”
FURTHER STUDY RESOURCES
FINE ART BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY, ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY, LONG EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY
Find more resources about fine art black and white photography, (en)Visionography, long exposure photography and architecture photography in Julia Anna Gospodarou’s extensive collection of photography tutorials. To receive free future tutorials, you can subscribe here.
Learn more about how to create fine art photography, from vision to processing and the final image in Julia’s video course From Vision to Final Image – Mastering Black and White Photography Processing, in the video tutorial Long Exposure, Architecture, Fine Art Photography – Creating (en)Visionography, and the book From Basics to Fine Art – Black and White Photography, or by attending one of her highly appreciated workshops.
Find Julia’s recommendation for the best software and gear to create fine art photography and curated deals and discounts for these tools.
To study with Julia Anna Gospodarou personally, find out about our
Support our mission for quality photography education. Donate!
We believe in knowledge, education, and the freedom of spirit that creates great art. We believe in art and artists.
Please donate to help us continue sharing free quality photography education and inspiration.
For more than one and a half decades, we have been sharing free content on fine art photography, black and white photography, architecture photography, long exposure photography, as well as our original concepts of “(en)Visionography” and “Photography Drawing”.
Thousands of photographers started their journey in fine art photography here and found inspiration and practical resources that empowered them. Many have won awards for their work and are making a career in photography based on knowledge acquired from our free tutorials, books, courses, and workshops.
This makes us incredibly proud of our work.
To empower even more photographers to reach their dreams, we want to keep this resource free forever so every new or advanced photographer can have access to knowledge, quality photography education, and inspiration.
To help us in our efforts, please consider becoming a patron of this cause with your recurring donations.
You will be part of a generous effort by other exquisite art and photography-loving patrons, and you can be proud of being a supporter of art and artists like the famous Maecenas of the past. Art and artists need your support, as always in the history of art and photography.
Julia Anna Gospodarou – Founder – (en)Visionographer
Founder of (en)Visionography™ and creator of Photography Drawing™, internationally acclaimed fine art photographer, architect, educator, and best-selling author, with 25+ years experience in photography and architecture, Julia Anna Gospodarou is a leader in modern fine art photography who shaped with her work the way architecture fine art photography looks today.
Awarded more than 100 times in the most important photography competitions worldwide, two-time International Photography Awards IPA Photographer of the Year, World Photography Awards SWPA, and Hasselblad Masters Finalist, her work was widely exhibited and published internationally.
With a passion for the world’s civilizations and speaking five languages, Julia was always in the avant-garde of thinking as an architect and a photographer, constantly pushing the limits of what is possible, constantly reinventing herself as an artist and an individual. Her huge love for travel and discoveries and her passion for teaching, art, and photography led her to become in the past one and a half decades one of the world’s top-rated fine art photography educators and workshop organizers.