Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil
Based in: São Paulo
Julia is an artist from São Paulo, where she lives and works at the moment. She has studied architecture (Belas Artes University) and cinema (Met Film School, Berlin), as well as photography (ICP, New York), her international experience as well as her graduations helped her form her way to view the world. She works mostly with photography, but also videoart and performance, and she has been developing pieces that are a result from her performances in her most recent works. She started taking urban photographies, to travel pictures and nature, and has ow set a way portray her view of the world with work that shows more maturity as an art form.
Julia Mota In The Studio
I've been capturing images since 2017. Recently I've been focused in photographing my own country, Brasil, and its beautiful landscapes, but here you will also find a lot of images from my travels around Europe. I love to travel, take pictures, to learn and take in what I can from the places I go, so I can offer you beautiful images that capture a moment that would never exist otherwise.
More About Julia Mota
What inspires you?
The world inspired me. I love to take pictures of everything
Describe your creative process.
I usually think before the shot. With nature I love to work with good light, so I see a good place and go back at sunrise, to take a brilliant shot. With abstract and portraits I create the concept and plan ahead, book the model and do it all before the shot, so it's perfect. But sometimes it just happens.. You never know, so just bring the camera! ALWAYS!
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
Calm; Creative; Bold
Who are some artists that have influenced your work?
Sebastião Salgado; Marina Abramovich; Frida Kahlo
What is the most important tool when creating your work?
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
Don’t wait until you buy a camera to start to take pictures: draw, paint, write, use your phone. Let your creativity flow and use what you have
Where do you go for inspiration?
I walk around São Paulo, my city, and look for inspiration in the people, I go out and breathe in the city
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