About Photographer:

Architect, Multi award-winning black and white fine art photographer (SWPA, IPA, PX3, IFPA, B&W Spider Awards, ND Awards). Mostly known for her B&W long exposure architectural photography, Julia has written the best selling book From Basics to Fine Art – Back and White Photography, co-author Joel Tjintjelaar http://bit.ly/basicstofineart She also teaches fine art photography workshops and works on commissioned photography projects. She is the creator of the term (en)Visionography™ that defines fine art digital photography, a genre that has to do more with the vision of the artist than with the subject or how the camera captures it. This theory reflects in her personal creative and processing method, Photography Drawing (PhtD™), method based on how to process a black and white image by using the principles of classical black and white drawing. Published internationally in numerous books and magazines, Julia's work can also be seen online in the most important photography galleries.

Entry description: A study of the Pedestrian Bridge Katehaki, designed by Santiago Calatrava in Athens, presented as an imaginary Concert for Harp, played at just one instrument, the photographed object itself. Many of the Calatrava bridges remind of instruments with strings and generally his organic style in architecture sends the mind of the viewer towards music. The elegance, the fact that most of his bridges are cable-stayed, the asymmetrical shape of the suspending element remind all of rhythm, detail, sound, music. Based on the fact that a shape can be associated in the mind of the viewer with sounds and taking in consideration the shape of the bridge I photographed, I imagined the orchestra as being made of different kinds of harps, by emphasizing in each image a different angle and detail of the bridge, but always accentuating the part that creates the sound: the strings. That's why the viewer will find the bright streak of light on the cables, it is the sound that the wind makes when passing through the strings, creating music.