Julia Anna Gospodarou

Julia Anna Gospodarou

“If you don’t need it like air, it is not art. “ – Julia Anna Gospodarou

Julia is an architect, fine art photographer, author and educator living in Athens, Greece and working worldwide, who is using the technique of photography to create what she calls (en)Visionography, defined as a new form of art born from the re-interpretation of the world through the vision of the artist, that transcends reality so it can re-create it through emotion. (en)Visionography is the materialization of the artist’s soul in an image.

Julia’s work has been repeatedly awarded internationally through the years, with gold, silver, bronze and other distinctions in international competitions like Prix de la Photographie Paris, International Photography Awards, Sony World Photography Awards, B&W Spider Awards, FAPA, ND Awards, IFAP etc. Her work has been published in print and online in numerous books and magazines worldwide, it was featured by world renowned photography companies, and can be found in personal collections around the world.

Her best-selling book “From Basics to Fine Art – Black and White Photography”, with co-author Joel Tjintjelaar, has been considered by many critics as one of the most important books on black and white photography of the past decades and is used by numerous artists worldwide as their go-to book on fine art photography.

Julia approaches photography in the same way she approaches her other artistic activities, like architectural design or classical drawing, by using it as a mean to express her inner self and her own life, rather than to present a certain subject. Julia refers to her work as autobiographic, her images aiming to narrate symbolically her life experiences, express her feelings and being a response to those.

She created a processing technique she called “Photography Drawing”, a technique based on using the principles of drawing in photography, to trigger and re-create the balance of light and shadow in her black and white images, which creates the depth and the rich tones characteristic for her work.

She considers photography a tool and not an end goal and has created a fine art language that has at its core architectural shapes that are personified in her images, creating stories. Julia works mostly in series, this being a characteristic of her work and how her (en)Vsionographs can be best experienced. She is not searching for the mere beauty, but for essence and substance, for the soul of the subject she photographs molded into the soul of the artist.

– PX3 2015 – GOLD (1st Prize) – PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS – PEOPLE CHOICE AWARDS – Architecture Advertising Professionals for Urban Saga

 

– PX3 2015 – BRONZE (3rd Prize) – PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS – PEOPLE CHOICE AWARDS – Fine Art Architecture Professionals for Urban Saga

 

– PX3 2015 – BRONZE (3rd Prize) – PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS – PEOPLE CHOICE AWARDS – Architecture Advertising Professionals for the series Waving Light

 

– PX3 2015– PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS – PEOPLE CHOICE AWARDS – 4 Honorable Mentions Professionals Category for series Urban Saga, Fluid Time, Waving Light and Equivalents

 

– FAPA 2015 – GOLD (1st Prize) and Category Winner – LONDON FINE ART PHOTO AWARDS PROFESSIONALS – Category Architecture Cityscapes – for URBAN SAGA I

 

– FAPA 2015 – SILVER (2nd Prize) – LONDON FINE ART PHOTO AWARDS PROFESSIONALS – Category Architecture – for the series FLUID TIME – Chicago

 

– PX3 2015 – SILVER (2nd Prize) – PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS – Fine Art Architecture Professionals for Urban Saga

 

– PX3 2015– PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS – 5 Honorable Mentions Architecture Category Professionals for series Urban Saga, Fluid Time & Waving Light

 

– BLACK & WHITE SPIDER AWARDS 2015 – 4 Nominations – Architecture Professionals Category for the images: Fluid Time V – Aligning Path; Equivalents II; Urban Saga I; Ode to Black | Black Hope II – Anima Black

 

– IPA 2015 – INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS – 5 Honorable Mentions Architecture Professionals for series Urban Saga, Fluid Time & Waving Light

 

– PX3 2015 – PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS – White Competition – Nature PROFESSIONALS – Honorable Mention for the series CATHARSIS

 

– PX3 2014 – GOLD (1st Prize) – PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS Category Architecture Advertising PROFESSIONALS – for the series EXUBERANCE OF STRINGS

 

– PX3 2014 – SILVER (2nd Prize) – PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS) Category Fine Art Architecture PROFESSIONALS – for the series EXUBERANCE OF STRINGS

 

– PX3 2014 – BRONZE (3rd Prize) – PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS Category Fine Art Architecture PROFESSIONALS – for the series FLUID TIME – An (en)Visionographic Chicago Story

 

– PX3 2014 – PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS – 2 Honorable Mentions for the series FLUID TIME – An (en)Visionographic Chicago Story & EXUBERANCE OF STRINGS

 

– IPA 2014 – INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS – 2 Honorable Mentions for the series “FLUID TIME – An (en)Visionographic Chicago Story” – Category ARCHITECTURE Professionals– Cityscapes, Architecture Other

 

– IPA 2014 – INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS – 2 Honorable Mentions for the series “EXUBERANCE – Lines and Light” – Category ARCHITECTURE Professionals– Architecture Bridges, Architecture Self Promotion

 

– BLACK & WHITE SPIDER AWARDS 2014 – Nomination – Architecture Professionals Category for the image: “Fluid Time – Parallel Realities”

 

– ND AWARDS 2014 – NEUTRAL DENSITY AWARDS – Winner of 4 Honorable Mentions for series “Ode to Black”, “Like a Harp’s Strings”, “Catharsis” – Categories Architecture, Fine Art, Landscape, Trees

 

– PX3 2013 – GOLD (1st Prize) – PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS – People’s Choice Awards – Category Fine Art Architecture PROFESSIONALS – for the series “ODE TO BLACK”

 

– PX3 2013 – SILVER (2nd Prize) – PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS – People’s Choice Awards – Category Architecture Advertising PROFESSIONALS – for the series “ODE TO BLACK”

 

– PX3 2013 – BRONZE (3rd Prize) – PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS – Category Architecture Advertising PROFESSIONALS for the series “ODE TO BLACK”

 

– IPA 2013 – BRONZE (3rd Prize) – INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS for the series“LIKE A HARP’S STRINGS – ENCORE” – Category ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONALS – BRIDGES

 

– IPA 2013 – INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS – 3 Honorable Mentions for the series “ODE TO BLACK” – Category ARCHITECTURE Professionals– Buildings, Architecture Self Promotion, Architecture Other

 

– IPA 2013 – INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS – 3 Honorable Mentions for the series “CATHARSIS” – Category FINE ART Professionals– Landscape, Fine Art Self Promotion, Fine Art Trees

 

– BLACK & WHITE SPIDER AWARDS 2013 – 3 Nominations – Architecture Category for the images: 1/ “CONVERGING”, 2/ “HIDDEN”, 3/ “LIKE A HARP’S STRINGS I – OVERTURE”

 

– PX3 2013 – PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PARIS – Category Fine Art Architecture PROFESSIONALS – Honorable Mention for the series “ODE TO BLACK”

 

– IFAP 2013 – INTERNATIONAL FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS – Grand Prix de la Découverte – Juror Award of Merit – Architecture Category for the image “LIKE A HARP’S STRINGS VI – ENCORE”

 

– SWPA 2013 – Sony – WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS – Finalist Top 10 shortlist – Category ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONALS – for the series “LIKE A HARP’S STRINGS”

 

– IPA 2012 – INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS – Winner of Honorable Mention for the series “LIKE A HARP’S STRINGS” – Category ARCHITECTURE BRIDGES

 

– IPA 2012 – INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS – Winner of Honorable Mention for the series “A PATH TO THE SKY” Category ARCHITECTURE BUILDINGS

 

– BEST OF 500px for 2012 – TOP 10 – Category: ABSTRACT – for “LIKE A HARP’S STRINGS III – RISING”

 

 

Interviews & Publications

 

– Live interview for Paul Griffiths’ show “Photography Live and Uncut” – 1 hour long interview covering different photography related subjects

 

– Extensive interview in CAMERAPIXO Magazine – featured as PRO Team Camerapixo member

 

– Out of Chicago Interview – 40-minute recorded interview for Out of Chicago show in view of my conference and workshop in Chicago

 

– F11 Magazine – Cover photo and 20-page spread interview and portfolio presentation – “Julia Anna Gospodarou – Creating Beauty”.

 

– Photo Plus – The Canon Magazine – 12-page Article and feature: “Julia Anna Gospodarou – The Fine Art of Black and White” – Print and Digital magazine

 

– DxO Labs Image Master, in a gallery where Sebastião Salgado, Frank Doorhof and other renowned photographers have also been featured. http://www.dxo.com/intl/photography/community/gallery/julia-anna-gospodarou

 

– Formatt-Hitech Filters Featured Artist – in a gallery with the best fine art long exposure photographers internationally

 

https://www.formatt-hitech.com/en/portfolio/Julia-Anna-Gospodarou.html

 

– (en)Visionography Album – A fine art album created with the help of Camerapixo, with the work of the group (en)Visionography – The New Fine Art Photography that I host and lead.

 

http://camerapixo.com/publications/envisionography

 

– Protagon.gr – Athens Workshop 2014 Article & Portfolio Presentation (Greece) http://www.protagon.gr/?i=protagon.el.fwtografia&id=3173

 

– CRAFT & VISION – The Photograph No.9 – Featured Portfolio & Extensive Interview

 

PHOTOGRAPH, No.9

 

– Topaz Labs – Extensive Interview & Portfolio feature

 

Fine Art Architectural Photography by Julia Anna Gospodarou

 

– LifO Magazine Interview & Portfolio presentation (Greece)   http://www.lifo.gr/team/omorfia/47230

 

– Metropolis Magazine Interview (Greece) http://issuu.com/metropolisnews/docs/metropolis_032014

 

– Lens Magazine: Advanced Methods For Nikon Photographers – Like a Harp’s Strings Publication

 

– 1x.com Book Mono – http://1x.com/mono/

 

– Topaz Labs DeNoise – Featured Artist http://www.topazlabs.com/denoise

 

– Topaz Labs B&W Effects Featured Artist

 

– Fotografos Magazine – Artist & Portfolio Presentation (Greece) – Printed Magazin

 

– VISION Magazine – Issue dedicated to my work

 

http://www.visionexplorers.com/magazine/

 

– Press-Gr – Interview – Proust Questionaire (Greece) http://www.press-gr.com/2013/04/h-press-gr.html

 

– Dodho Magazine – Making of and the concept behind the series – Ode to Black | Black Hope and Catharsis publication – http://dodho.com/making-of-ode-to-black-i/ – http://dodho.com/making-of-catharsis/

 

– Protagon.gr – Artist Presentation (Greece) http://www.protagon.gr/?i=protagon.el.fwtografia&id=2730

 

– Interview & Portfolio Presentation – “Im Gespräch mit Julia Anna Gospodarou” – KWERFELDEIN Photography Magazine, Germany – by Robert Herrmann http://kwerfeldein.de/2013/07/12/im-gesprach-mit-julia-anna-gospodarou/ English Translation: http

 

– How We See It 3 – The Nature Of Our Worlds Book –

 

http://www.blurb.com/b/4306682-how-we-see-it-our-natural-worlds

 

– Promotional Banner for TOPAZ LABS software – Black & White Effects 2 – featured image: “ODE TO BLACK (BLACK HOPE) V – PERSONA BLACK” © Julia Anna Gospodarou http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/athens-workshop-2013-topaz/

 

– Artist Presentation & Portfolio Presentation – “Architectural Photography of Julia Anna Gospodarou” – Dodho Magazine. by Máximo Pranes http://dodho.com/architectural-photography-of-julia-anna-gospodarou/

 

– Interview: “Architect and International Award Winning Photographer, Julia Anna Gospodarou, honors Press-Gr and answers to Proust Questionnaire” – PRESS-GR.blogspot.com, by Antonis-Marios Papagiotis http://press-gr.blogspot.gr/2013/04/h-press-gr.html

 

– Interview & Portfolio Presentation – “Interesting Photographers” Site, by Tess Masero Brioso http://www.interestingphotographers.com/main/en/2013/05/09/julia-anna-gospodarou-2/

 

– Cover Photo and Portfolio Feature – in iPressphoto Magazine http://www.ipressmagazine.com/

 

– Athens Architectural Photography Workshop 2012 – Feature Article in Artphotofeature Fine Art Magazine http://on.fb.me/ZtZFna

 

– Art Photo Feature Fine Art Magazine – Feature & Artist Statement http://on.fb.me/XNF4HZ

 

– Photography Feature as First Artist & Processing Techniques Insight in LENSA Magazine – Fine Art Magazine. Read more here: http://bit.ly/Xz3lTG

 

– Interview & Portfolio Presentation – Andrew Gibson Blog: http://goo.gl/Sgq7w

 

– Interview & Portfolio Presentation on Dezineer.com – Art, Architecture & Photography Site by Lefteris Sergios: http://bit.ly/VOr7NR

 

– How We See It ….More Views of Our Worlds – Book (Sequel of Part 1): http://bit.ly/Pp8xJO & http://bit.ly/Q99Cqj & http://on.fb.me/QQMflT

 

– Cover Photo and Feature in Plus One Magazine – Issue 1 – Architecture – 2012:http: //bit.ly/RwOMx6

 

– Portfolio & Interview Feature in Camerapixio Magazine: http://goo.gl/8xSzL & http://on.fb.me/S3qQnH

 

– My Profile On Camerapixio Site: http://bit.ly/QmZH0H

 

– Interview on Daniel Treadwell’s Photography Site: http://bit.ly/UQ5eyy

 

– Portfolio Feature & Bio in Art Photo Feature – Fine Art Magazine: http://goo.gl/G7NV0

 

– Portfolio Feature & Bio in Foturion- Best in Greek Photography: http://goo.gl/uUaBV

 

– Portfolio Presentation & Interview in Photography Blogger by Christopher O’Donnell http://goo.gl/3iubE

 

– “Artist Spotlight” in Nathan Wirth’s blog http://bit.ly/Wewcgo

 

– Portfolio Presentation & Interview in Matthias Haltenhof’s blog http://goo.gl/UOpyC

 

– Feature in Stark-Magazine Issue No. 3 – Fine Art Magazine http://goo.gl/UcAu2

 

– How We See It – Our view of our worlds – book: http://goo.gl/0RPBM

 

– Plus One Collection 2011 – book http://plusonecollection.com/