Reflecting an honest interweaving of human emotions, her images are, in part, a nod to who she is. "All my photographs are a bit like a self-portrait," she explains. "Even if it is a commercial project, part of me is reflected in the work because I put myself into it. You could say that it is an extension of me."
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, where her parents were students, Julie grew up between Norway and Denmark. Changing schools every two years when her family moved to a new city or country meant that Julie became used to being part of different communities. This ability to mix well with others gives her an advantage when she is shooting, she believes.
"It is essential to get to know the people you're photographing in a very short space of time. I have been moving around since I was young and so, in a sense, I have an advantage," Julie explains. "It feels very natural to me to be open and to meet new people. In a way, my life as a young girl has continued into my professional life."