Julia Fullerton-Batten is a worldwide acclaimed and exhibited fine-art photographer. Julia achieved success with her very first fine-art project, ‘Teenage Stories’. Her book was published in 2007. This and following projects were evocative narratives of an adolescent girl’s transition to womanhood through various difficult stages and life situations. Julia freely admits to there being a semi-autobiographical influence in these projects, often falling back on recollections of her own early and teenage years, living in Germany, the USA and the UK, her parent’s divorce, and her own early experiences with relationships.
Julia’s use of unusual locations, highly creative settings, street-cast models, accented with cinematic lighting are hallmarks of her very distinctive style of photography. She insinuates visual tensions in her images, and imbues them with a hint of mystery, which combine to tease the viewer to re-examine the picture, each time seeing more content and finding a deeper meaning.
Julia has won countless awards for both her commercial and fine-art work, and became a Hasselblad Master in 2008. The National Portrait Gallery commissioned her to shoot portraits of leading people in the UK National Health Service, which are held in the permanent collection. Other images are also in permanent collection at the Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland.