Julia Nathanson’s love affair with photography began at the age of ten, when she “borrowed” her mom’s classic Pentax Spotmatic. After graduating from McGill University, she developed her visual skills at the New York Film Academy, where she wrote, directed and edited a short film. In 2011 she got hip to this whole digital age thing, and so began her foray into mobile photography. No one is safe from her lens; she captures everyday subjects and transforms them into surreal visions. She has since been published in Hipstography, The App Whisperer, and National Geographic, and won a multitude of awards, including Hipstography’s Street Series of the Year in 2014 and 2015, and the Mobile Photo Grand Prize at PhotoIndependent in 2016. In 2017, she was given a special award by acclaimed photographer Ben Watts for her series "In the Lane."  In between obsessing about the right filter she manages to feed and clothe her two girls (who also happen to be unpaid models.) Julia lives and works in Toronto.

 

Awards:

Iphone Photography Awards 2017 - Honorable Mention (children)

H2O for Peace 2017 - Gingermag Award

MIRA Mobile Prize 2017 - Selected Image

Hipstography Awards 2106 - Ben Watts Awards/Special Award

Mobile Photography Awards 2016 - Honorable Mention (water/snow/ice)

Mobile Photography Awards 2016 - Honorable Mention (transportation)

Mobile Photography Awards 2016 - Honorable Mention (self-portraits)

PhotoIndependent Mobile Photo Show 2016 - Grand Prize Winner

Hipstography Awards 2015 - Street Photography Combo of the Year

Mobile Photography Awards 2015 - Honorable Mention (silhouette)

Mobile Photography Awards 2015 - Honorable Mention (people)

Mobile Photography Awards 2015 - Honorable Mention (black & white)

Iphone Photography Awards 2015 - Honorable Mention (children) 

Iphone Photography Awards 2015 - Honorable Mention (others)

MIRA Mobile Prize 2015 - Shortlist

Hipstography Awards 2014 - Street Photography Combo of the Year

 

Exhibitions:

MIRA Mobile Prize 2017 - Porto, Portugal

PhotoIndependent Mobile Photo Show - Los Angeles, USA

Shadow Stories - B&W Mobile Photography Group Show - Milton, Canada

Toronto Guardian Photo Competition - Toronto, Canada

MIRA Mobile Prize 2015 - Porto, Portugal

Click.Boom.Amazing! - Brussels, Belgium

 

Links:

BlogTo Toronto real estate feature

Laneway project photo competition

National Geographic Your Shot Story: "Our World in Motion"

Koffler Centre of the Arts Instagram Essay

BBC Mundo coverage of The Mobile Photography Awards 2015