Julie Daniels lives in coastal LA and loves meeting people, listening to music, and welcomes any opportunity to travel the world. She has a unique vision when it comes to photographing people, seeking to bring out the essence of the individual, that beautiful, unexplainable light that shines from within. A portrait by Julie typically shies away from the clinical, often cruel accuracy that has become synonymous with today’s precise digital technology, and draws more toward a dreamy, almost nostalgic aesthetic.
Institute: Favorite city
Julie: London or Rio
Julie: The Four Seasons in Milan. They converted a convent to a hotel, and to their surprise, they uncovered original frescos dating back to Medieval times, so they’ve incorporated it into the architecture and décor.
Institute: Favorite restaurant
Julie: Any espresso bar.
Institute: Signature scent
Julie: Lily & Spice, by Penhaligon
Institute: Style icon
Julie: Audrey Hepburn
Institute: Home is
Julie: By the beach in LA.
Institute: I love
Julie: When an image or song transports you to a place words can’t describe, numbers aren’t necessary, only feelings matter. Your vibration is raised and you are carried along with it, even if only for a moment.
Institute: I hate
Julie: The sounds of hammering and drilling going on next door.
Institute: Latest purchase
Julie: A vintage lens that is as big as a telescope. I’m so excited to use it!
Institute: Currently listening to
Julie: Amore, by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Institute: You can never have too many
Institute: Favorite website
Institute: Where do you think trends are created
Julie: On the streets, often by kids who have never seen a fashion mag.
Institute: Highlight of your career to date
Julie: Meeting Peter Lindbergh last year when my six year old modeled for W Mag. I love how he sees people, and it’s so beautiful, and gritty, and timeless, and honest, his work gets even better as he ages (he’s 70), yet he’s full of boyish enthusiasm for photography. He very generously let me watch him work for three days and answered all my questions.
Institute: Top Five Fashion Essentials
Julie: Black turtleneck
A colourful bag to carry everything else.
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