MissaParis makes you discovered a young artist full of talents who exhibs her photographs in Paris next week.
The photographic evasions of Julie de Waroquier, I discovered them on the web (thanks T!) last Thursday night : I see the date of the Parisian exhibition imminent, I contact Julie by email, she answers in an hour, I send her my questions and receive her answers the morning after.
That’s what we call an interview quicky concluded but well concluded !
Here is the evidence…
MissaParis : Hi Julie, I discovered your photos on DeviantArt then on your own website. But could you tell us more about you ?
Julie de Waroquier : I am student in philosophy and almost 22, and I discovered photo 4 years ago ; I fell into that, and I can’t get out from it any more !
MissaParis : What does photography represent for you : a passion, a job… ?
Julie de Waroquier : A semi-job we could ; I have a status of auto-entrepreneur which enables me to realize diverse prestations. But that is before all a passion which takes more and more place in my life and which has brought me to do it as a semi-profession !
MissaParis : Could you describe your universe and your inspirations?
Julie de Waroquier : That’s a mix of surrealism and fairytale ; the all is a quite feminine and melancholy fantasizing. my inspirations, this is a little all what I can meet ; but I think that I draw my ideas from my childhood readings.
MissaParis : An article was published about you and your work in the magazine « Compétence Photo » and dealt with your “dreamlike realities”. Throw light us on… you are photographying to show the reality, to make us dreamed or is it a little more complicated than that ?
Julie de Waroquier : This is a little of everything. I am not in a realistic way, because U thinks that to see the reality, I just have to go in the streets or watch the news on TV. I prefer giving a poetic view of the world, showing symbols than facts, characters than people. From there we can simply escape or see a thought on the human spirit, on his desires, his fears, his dreams… there are several levels of interpretation.
MissaParis : You exhibit your photos in Paris from June 16th to 18th in the frame of the exhibition « L’enfance hors des clichés » (“The childhood outside the clichés”) for the benefits of the association Make a Wish. Could you tell us more ?
Julie de Waroquier : I have been contacted recently to participate in this exhibition/sale ; the principle is to exhibit photos from different photographers on the theme of childhood. The sale profits will be for the association Make a Wish, which helps to realize the wishes of children affected by serious diseases. I have found this project beautiful, I have always loved the goal of this association, so I immediately accepted.
MissaParis : Speak a little of you ! You are from Lyon, aren’t you ?
Julie de Waroquier : Exactement !
MissaParis : And you exhibit in Paris… For which reason do you usually come to Paris ? For exhibs or other photo events ? Or perhaps to di some tourism… ?
Julie de Waroquier : All my family is from Paris, so I often come simply to visit them. But that’s more and more linked to the photography, for instance in last November I participated in a collective exposition a the Salon de la Photo, and that wad an new occasion to come to Paris.
MissaParis : What do you love in Paris and what do you dislike ?
Julie de Waroquier : I love the atmosphere of this town, and the fact in each street corner there is a monument ; I have also the impression to arrive in a new city in each new quarter, so different they are. But as a true provincial, I would say that Paris is too big, almost oppressive for me.
MissaParis : Do you have a place you like in the capitale or you could advise us ?
Julie de Waroquier : I had a crush for the Park of the Buttes Chaumont during my last visit…
MissaParis : Thanks Julie ! A last word for the readers of MissaParis?
Julie de Waroquier : Don’t hesitate to go the exposition, the other participants have an incredible talent which deserves to be seen !
So go to this expo-sale for the profit of the association Make a Wish form June 16th to 18th 2011 at the Photo Originale Gallery.
24 rue Molière 75001 Paris
01 42 57 21 90