Julie Blew’s artistic pedigree is a strong one. Her family includes accomplished musicians, a published writer, an opera singer, even a professional sculptor. With such exposure as a child, Julie dabbled in a variety of artistic endeavors. Eventually, however, she finally discovered for herself what everyone around her already knew – she took beautiful photographs. Captured moments no one else could see. Distilled the essence of a moment down to a single picture that was worth far more than a thousand words.
Working professionally as a photographer since 2001, Julie’s interest in the subject spans a quarter of a century. While working as a special education teacher, she began cultivating her own unique style, gaining technical experience and developing an innovative artistic interpretation – a mix of light-hearted reality plus a keen eye for detail.
A move to the Arizona desert and the birth of her two children gave Julie ample material with which to practice on. Eventually practice became profession and she hasn’t looked back, only forward - working steadily as a photographer and cultivating her craft. Her subject matter is as varied as the individuality she is able to pull from those subjects… freelance, portraiture, weddings, sporting events, travel, and nature. As she likes to say, she can and will shoot it all.
Julie’s work has been featured in the July 2003 issue of New York Institute of Photography Photoworld Magazine. She is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography (NYIP).