Photography by Julie de Waroquier

Julie de Waroquier Photography

Julie de Waroquier is a 23-year old, self taught photographer from Lyon, France. I compare Julie’s work to reading a fantasy book because each piece is an escape from reality. When I view one of Julie’s surreal pieces, I am pulled into the world she has created and I forget my surroundings. Take a look below at the magic formed by Julie’s lens.

Learn more about the artist by reading an interview with Julie on Molempire.

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I don't fit in this worldInner cracksInner Cracks

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Saatchi Online and Nelina Trubach-Moshnikova

Have you visited Saatchi Online? Saatchi Online is a virtual art gallery. The gallery’s mission is similar to that of the Saatchi Gallery in London, which is to showcase the work of emerging artists. However, the online gallery allows these artists to reach art lovers around the world. Additionally, the online gallery can enlist the expertise of curators from top museums and galleries on any continent. Check out the webpage. They have all kinds of art for a variety of prices.

I recently found the profile of Nelina Trubach-Moshnikova. Nelina is an artist from the Ukraine. View Nelina’s gorgeous oil paintings below.

Artist: Nelina Trubach-Moshnikova

Morning ToiletMorning Toilet

Pink and BluePink and Blue

Woman on RedWoman on Red

Angry WhistlerAngry Whistler

Portraits of the Homeless by Lee Jeffries

Portraits of the Homeless by Lee Jeffries

Lee Jeffries

I have been up since 5am. I was lying awake thinking about my Christmas lists, baking sweets for the office, holiday plans….. It is all so much fun but it can exhausting at the same time. Each year, I have to remind myself to keep it simple. Today, my reminder was photographs of the homeless by Lee Jeffries.

Lee Jeffries is an untrained photographer from the UK. (He is an accountant turned artist.)  A chance encounter with a young homeless girl inspired him to create this series of photographs of the homeless.

These portraits are stunning. The eyes of the subject take the viewer hostage. It feels as if each subject is looking right at you (and looking deeply). Can you feel the emotion?

This portrait series reminded me that all of the material aspects of the holidays are unimportant. These people have nothing, they are helpless. And yet, they have hope. The magic of these photographs is Jeffries’ ability to display both the desperation and the hope of his subjects.

This holiday season, I will keep these photographs in mind–remaining grateful for what I have and remembering that there is beauty in simplicity.

Learn more about the artist here: Interview with Lee Jeffries

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