Can you be a photographer by vocation before schooling? The story of Julie Marie Gene Gobelin provides an answer. Julie, a 25 years old woman from France, was committing herself to a career of costume designer when she decided to take the risk of becoming a Professional photographer.
From her experience in costume making, Julie retains a weakness for theatrical clothing, accessories and jewels. Antique priestesses, oracles, shamans, pagan witches and boudoir’s femmes fatales inhabit photographs of a simple, yet strong composition. With a glamourous twist, Julie manages to give the illusion that the alternative bodies, covered with tattoos or bodmods, produce light rather than reflect it. The beholder shivers with the intensity of the models, dark and troubling, and is fascinated to bare witness to these prophets on the border of trance or mystical enlightenment, as they catch glimpses of another world. Where Fashion photography meets esotericism and poetry: the universe of Julie Marie Gene Gobelin is born.