Tales of a dream. Photography by Julie de Waroquier

— June 19th, 2012 —

Julie de Waroquier has been an absolute favourite of mine ever since I discovered her work not too long ago. Her photography instantly triggers my memory of childhood fables, she creates them exactly as I would have imagined them. Julie’s photography is 100% unique; every picture tells you a story and if I had to illustrate a fairy tale using one image, then I would certainly gain inspiration from Julie de Waroquier.

At the tender age of 22, Julie, has created an impressive portfolio as an artist (all whilst studying philosophy, might I add). In just four years, Julie boasts quite a following both inside and outside of the art world. Waroquier’s work has been featured in several magazines and her portfolio includes work from personal exhibitions, wedding photos, book/CD covers and collaborations with other artists.

Each and everyone one of her images manage to portray brilliant fantasies and magical concepts, leaving you day-dreaming every time you take a peek. However it is not just her outstanding creativity that makes each image so unique, it is the pure fact that every image is executed to perfection and that the close attention to detail and editing is taken with such care.

My pictures are a mixture of fantasizing, surrealism and conceptualism, oscillating between ironic surrealism and naïve dreams; I try to create pictures which remind fairy tales and dreams, which look out of this world. Indeed, I enjoy the contradiction of the art of photography: this is firstly a technique which copies reality, while art is all creation and invention. Photography thus becomes fascinating: how can one create, re-create reality and what is seen, with an art which precisely duplicates the world as it is? This is the reason why I try to make reality look surreal in my pictures. I prefer showing the world as it could be rather than as it is. I do not want silent pictures: I want to let dreamlike images and symbols speak, I want to show how meaningful a picture can be.

Waroquier’s gains inspiration from childhood books, sounds, lights and people but predominately reside in the form of myths, tales, artists and writers such as Freud, Perrault, Magritte and la Comtesse de Ségur. The precise choice of models, lighting, location and concept of each image delivers perfectly composed art that will spark your imagination and provoke different emotions with every glance.

Don’t forget to have a look at Julie de Waroquier’s website : www.juliedewaroquier.com

You can also follow Julie on facebook.com/Julie-de-Waroquier

Adam Haworth

I am a self-taught multidisciplinary designer and founder of Lakewood media. To me design isn't just about the visuals of a product, it's also the way it functions to serve a purpose in the most conclusive way. Aside from Lakewood media I spend my time travelling, I love to discover new places and explore different cultures. I feel it is important to develop skills through experiencing different cultures and ways of life.

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