Roslyn Julia is a photographic artist. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan in 2013 and is currently based in Ithaca, NY. Drawn to the medium of photography through her sense of awe, the theme can be found all of her images. Her book Pteridium, published by Brown Owl Press in 2017, was featured in Aint-Bad and is currently held in Fotofilmic’s Fotobook Collection. Her photography work has been shown nationally and internationally, most recently in an online exhibition with Aviary Gallery and featured in many publications including; Lenscratch, F-Stop Magazine, Muybridge’s Horse, Don’t Smile, Float Magazine and C-41 Magazine.
“Exist is an ongoing project spanning nearly a decade, depicting many changes in season and place. The focus of this work; animals, nature, and passing moments can be seen as a metaphor depicting the nature of a human soul.
Nature holds the power to reflect messages and moods back to the viewer, to touch the part of one’s being which it mirrors. Photography holds the power to seize in an instant an energy that is timeless and omnipresent. These images show an invisible line between my own existence and the subjects; two energy fields meeting to become one, even if only for that moment. This is a phenomenon only a camera can make possible.The images turn present to past with the click of a shutter; yet allow the past to live on in the present.
Through the frame of a still image, the capture of pure energy and emotion can become a lasting visual and tangible experience. By making still an ever moving and changing existence, what is revealed is the fleeting nature and spirit found in a single moment. Exist shares seemingly ordinary, daily moments to uncover their extraordinary nature and our unseen connection to the natural world around us.”