Julia Fullerton-Batten is a fine-art photographer renowned for her highly cinematic visual story-telling. Her large-scale projects are based around specific themes. Each image embellishes her subject matter in a series of thought-provoking narrative stories using staged tableaux and sophisticated lighting techniques. Julia started her fine-art career with a series of semi-autobiographically inspired projects related to the transition of a girl from adolescence to womanhood and life experiences as a young woman. After completing that cycle, she turned her attention to projects handling social commentaries, including blindness, figure consciousness, feral children, servant life in Edwardian times, and the sex industry. Julia’s latest and still-ongoing project is a series of images inspired by her fascination with the River Thames and celebrates “the glories of the river” against a backdrop of historical and traditional events, anecdotes and legends.
Julia Fullerton-Batten’s images capture cinema’s scale and sweep, given depth by an obsession with perfect detail. Her work conveys the intimate truth of her chosen subject, eliciting our appreciation of the skills present in their creation.