Welcome to the World of Julie Clyde:
Photographer, Artist, and Creator
Julie Clyde, an Australian professional photographer, and artist, is a visionary who brings imagination to life through her unique and captivating works of art.
Born and raised in Canberra, Australia, Julie's passion for photography was ignited at a young age as she spent countless hours sneaking into her father's study to hold, play with, and click all the buttons on his beloved SLR camera. Her childhood dreams of capturing the world with her own lens set her on a path of creativity and
After studying Industrial Design at the University of Canberra, Julie embarked on a decade-long adventure of building and developing her own distinctive photography style while working full-time in operational management, design, and retail. Her unwavering love for creating and her relentless pursuit of learning all aspects of art, psychology, emotive imagery, and photomanipulation has earned her many international awards for her work.
Julie's artwork begins with a blank canvas and a spark of an idea. Each model is carefully photographed to match the final concept, and every piece that goes into the image is thoughtfully selected. Using a diverse range of tools, textures, and skills in photomanipulation, Julie seamlessly collates and pieces together her creations, which transcend traditional portraiture and instead ignite children's imaginations and capture their wildest dreams.
In addition to her Fantasy Portraits, Julie has also created The Fantasy Magazine, a platform to inspire the next generation of creatives and provide them with an opportunity to share and publish their work. Julie's passion for pushing artistic boundaries and fostering creativity in others is evident in everything she does.
Thank you for joining Julie Clyde on this extraordinary journey of artistic expression and imagination. We hope you are inspired by the magic she creates and the world of wonder she brings to life through her art.
Welcome to the world of Julie Clyde.
Artist Statement | Capturing the Magic of Imaginary Worlds
My work has evolved through different eras of photography, from darkrooms and film to hand editing and black and white, and now into the realm of digital and mirrorless SLR cameras. This journey has given me the ability to be flexible while honing my keen eye for light, detail, and composition.
As an artist, I am fascinated by the power of photography to transport us to other worlds, both real and imaginary. My work is not limited to capturing what is visible but also extends to creating my own digital worlds. Through my art, I aim to ignite the imaginations of viewers and capture the magic of the worlds that exist only in our dreams and fantasies.
My artistic process begins with a blank canvas and a spark of an idea. Each photograph is carefully crafted, with meticulous attention to lighting, composition, and the smallest of details. I blend different techniques, tools, and skills of photomanipulation to create enchanting and immersive artworks that transcend traditional photography.
My journey through different eras of photography has provided me with a unique perspective and a deep appreciation for the art form. It has taught me to be adaptable, yet unwavering in my pursuit of excellence. I am constantly pushing my artistic boundaries, experimenting with new techniques, and seeking inspiration in the world around me.
Through my art, I strive to capture the beauty and wonder that exists in the realms of our imagination. I hope that my work transports viewers to a world of magic, ignites their imaginations, and sparks their own sense of wonder and creativity.
Thank you for joining me on this artistic journey as I continue to explore the endless possibilities of photography and create extraordinary worlds through my lens.
Award winning images
“I put off getting some portrait shots taken for almost a year - then I finally booked with Jules and wow what a fun experience. Not only is she a remarkable photographer, she made the entire experience a joy and I felt so comfortable in my skin during the shoot. I'm not one to adore photos of myself but she has managed to capture what I feel is 'me' in the shots and I am so glad I have them. I would highly recommend Jules.”