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‘The Shape of Cold’ – Multi Award Winning book. Winner MIFA Moscow International Foto Photography Book Award. Winner IPA Lucie Foundation International Book Photographer of the Year Award.
“As an explorer in the space of raw isolation and extremes, I saw and felt the shape of cold. The ‘Shape of Cold’ exposes itself in an environment where no indigenous peoples could say it was their home – Antarctica. These shapes began to reveal to me the nature not only of this profoundly exquisite and powerful place; but of the nature of myself. In our times where climate change is controversial yet evident in the polar caps where ice sheets are retreating and glaciers are calving and moving at unprecedented rates; most people are far removed from the effects of how we live. My journeys to the polar regions of both Antarctica and Greenland have enabled me to experience and witness the changes of our planet and through my connection and photographs I offer others an opportunity to have greater awareness and connection to our incredibly beautiful planet and our place as a part of it.” Julie Stephenson (Interview 2017)
I live my life as an explorer. An adventurer. An Observer. An Artist.
There is no differentiation between how I live my life and the art that is an expression of it.
“In the field of Fine-Art Photography Julie stands apart form others with the way she sees the world and expresses her connection within it.
Julie Stephenson’s photographs and images of Antarctica and Greenland are sublime. Her work is an expression of her deep connection with the earth.”
As a photographer, I hear through my eyes. I am an observer. I listen to my inner response to what I see through my lens.
When I am using my camera – nothing else matters. I am totally immersed in seeing and feeling. I am observing my surroundings and my subject matter; and I am observing my own response to what I see. Using my camera allows me to literally focus on living in any moment.
Photography is an avenue through which I investigate the world. Being a photographer means that I use photographs in my way of investigating and expressing myself. My exhibitions have provided a portal into not only myself as I develop a body of work; but also to learn about the arts, sciences and ways others perceive the world in which we live.
A Photographer of the ‘Unseen’
The underlying theme in my exhibitions and my photography which I find the most enriching for me – is the “Unseen”. Time. Feelings. The energy of the landscape. I express connection through my photographs and artworks.
My recent journeys to the Polar regions has revealed a connection with the Shamanic realms which has drawn to the surface the threads of an inner knowing I have had ever since I was a child; and I express through my photography and art.
As a teacher I also have the ability to guide others to a different way of seeing the world and themselves within it; and their expression of that. I guide my students into not only being able to ‘Hear with their eyes’, but also express more clearly and effectively their own personal voice as a photographer through their photographs.