Atmospheric And Dreamy Portrait Photography Of Julia Krämer
Never having been particularly good at drawing or painting, Julia Krämer discovered photography as the perfect medium to bring imaginary concepts into reality. Starting by experimenting with self-portraiture, her love for surrealistic imagery grew.
Already in her early work one can see a distinct style shining through. In 2018, Julia moved from the south of Germany to Berlin to pursue a creative career and study communication design.
In what follows, she provides an overview of her artistic vision and inspirations along with a collection of her recent work.
When I felt a little bit lost while studying media economics in Stuttgart, I purchased a camera from a friend and just started experimenting with it. I felt the need to express myself in a creative way. The work of surrealist artists made a big impression on me and my goal is to create surrealistic pictures in an analog environment with only subtle editing.
As an introvert, I’m mostly self-taught. I only used myself as a model in the beginning, which gave me space to learn. Putting myself into different environments and contexts became a way to express what I wanted to say. This way of working has stayed the same to this day.
I enjoy creating scenes that don’t exist in real life unless they are artificially set up. I like shooting in vast and open spaces that broaden the imagination but feel empty at the same time. My editing underlines this approach. While in the beginning my work heavily used Adobe Photoshop, I have limited its use in my more recent work and instead try to create the surreal aspects in real life environment as much as I can.
I like to call this “Natural Surrealism”. Bringing an idea to life is one of the biggest joys for me. Photography is a great way to share my perspective and it has become the language I feel most comfortable with.