Julie Schwarz

Although formally trained at Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana, Julie’s most recent form of artistic expression, SX-70 Manipulation, has been self-taught.

Julie stats by taking a picture using a Polaroid One Step camera. After an image has emerged, she “smushes” the emulsion around by hand using a variety of tools, i.e., her finger nail, the end of a paint brush, a golf tee, dental instruments, etc… The image is then scanned so an “e-neg” can be made. It is then printed through the regular photographic processes, having the same achievability. No computer manipulation or filters are used.

Julie’s images are usually described as simple, intimate, and unique. The outdoors is most often her studio using only natural light, or at times mixing it with a flash.

Prior to her adventures in photography she was a counselor/social worker. In short, she no longer wished to listen to the horrors of human nature, but to record the beauty of nature itself.

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