ARTIST OF THE WEEK #8 – JULIA MARIE ENGLERTOctober 24, 2014
Born in Frankfurt and now based in Hamburg, Julia Marie Englert is a photographer whose work explores the beauty found within the mundane. Throughout her teens, Julia worked from studio based in a disused mill, allowing her precious space to experiment with different art forms including stencil graffiti and painting. At the age of 18, she was drawn into the art of photography.
Using film to shoot on her trusty old Diax IIa or Canon AV1, Julia prefers a slower, more considered approach to her work – an alternative to the point-shoot-delete option of digital technology. Whether snapping a burnt Teddy bear lying in the street or strange Disney figures sitting in a Venice shop window, Julia’s unique vision compels her to record the often-overlooked minutiae of modern life – reminding the viewer that when we slow down and focus on the world, there is beauty to be found in even the most banal of objects.
You can find Julia’s work inside SHEET: The UO Zine – available at your local UO store.
“I always try to capture the moment and its mood. Especially while traveling, I try to hold the feeling I had in that particular moment – it feels like capturing air in a jar. I often focus on details, shadows or light and then I intuitively hit the shutter.” – Julia Marie Englert