Julie Sample

Beachscapes

Breaking Triptych
Crashing
Morro Reflections I
Morro Reflections II
Morro Swell
Impact
Late for School
Breaking I
Breaking II
Breaking III

Botanicals

3-Standing
Iris
Heart
Iris II
Heart II
Iris III
Torch
Lisa’s Iris
Torch II
Monstera Leaf I

Shells

Tiger Nautilus
Nautilus
Nautilus Chamber
Nautilus Skeleton

Still Life

Perfect Pair
Three Boscs
Seckel Pears
Three Seckels
Bosc Pear

Vineyards

Harvest II
Harvest
Chardonnay Cluster
Rincon Sunrise
Wine Bottles
Pinot Cluster
Young Pinots
Pinot Vines

What the Shell Series

Star
Sand Dollar VII
Sugar Star
Spiral
Sand Dollar III
Sunflower
Spiral 2
Sand Dollar II
Sea Urchin
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Julie creates contemporary compositions with a vintage flair. Nature has been her star subject, revealing its unique quality of form, texture and space. She chooses to create a lot of her work using the Vintage, 19th century, Platinum Printing Process. Julie believes the beauty of this process illuminates her subjects like no other. The abundance of tones and fine detail from the brightest white to the deepest black created by using Platinum metal as an emulsion, makes these prints appear three dimensional.

Julie hand paints the liquid metal on to beautiful archival watercolor or Japanese papers and contact prints the negative. Each print is the size of the negative, which also adds the challenge of photographing her subjects with large format film cameras. What makes a Platinum print so rare besides the unique beauty and depth, is the time, energy and expense in creating one, a true labor of love. Julie feels that if you don’t have a strong passion for it, you would never do it.