My first order of business is to share with you an artist i found while searching for some delectable beats on Youtube; the picture of the song (shown below) put me on a little quest to discover the original owner. I had to wade through a bunch of random sites to find her but it eventually paid off- this is how i met the talented Julia Dunin. There wasn’t much information about her so i decided to get in touch, she happens to be a delightful and willing victim to all my many questions.
I asked her about her upbringing and discovered that It was rough living in Warsaw, Poland during the 80′s. Riots were breaking out after the end communism, economic instability ensued and martial law declared- this was the time when Julia was born. When she was 16 she got herself an old camera, a “rather not impressive one, since living wasn’t easy” and started experimenting with Photoshop for fun.
So started her love for photography, a passion tenderly fostered to become a integral part of her own life. The heroin addict has his needle, Julia has her camera and states that “Its a kind of addiction, that you cant imagine living without,” and a much healthier one at that! She also added that she has a tattoo to remind her to get her daily photography fix.
After maturing her relationship with the camera she looked into becoming a freelance photographer, which goes along with that lovely saying ‘follow your bliss.’ Staying versatile in her shooting, she’ll do anything from capturing weddings, portraits to interior spaces and anything else she finds interesting or artistically quirky. She shoots in RAW format, which gives her more control over color correction and processing on the computer, allowing her to place a part of herself in every shot.
Her current camera companion is a D300 but already she dreams of another more adept partner in crime: the Nikon D800. The other part of her merry camera crew are the Nikkor and Tamron lenses along with the Nikon SB900 lamp (although she prefers natural light.) She’s been trying to build her own unique style of photography, basing it upon many influences (a list too long to be named) and searches for more throughout the vast expanding universe of the internet and in galleries she stumbles across in her travels.
She is currently in Ireland, having a whale of a time and sharing that enjoyment through her lovely pictures- if you guys want to check out her travel blog it’s http://ilovegalway.wordpress.com/ On top of picture taking she’s been involved in some graphic design just as a means to realizing her potential. “I just need to create and be creative, i found a lot of things i really want to do (i.e., decoupage,) but feel like i need to focus on photography and graphic design instead.” For other down time activities she loves “cooking, Meeting friends, going to parties, that is what makes me who I am – a trully, 100% life-lover!” If you enjoy her work, take a look at more on her website!