Description Huanglong Valley, located in the Sichuan province of China, is famous for its unique limestone pools and waterfalls. A large diversity of plants as well as several endangered animals including the giant panda can be found in this region due to its high altitude and undisturbed forests. Throughout this UNESCO World Heritage site are many fascinating limestone formations formed by the water that constantly flows from the melting snow of the surrounding mountains. This Nature Reserve has been noted since ancient times and is still respected and important to the various, local ethnic groups living nearby.
Julia Hiebaum, La Jolla Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement Julia Hiebaum was born in Vienna, Austria, and as a teenager moved to Milan, Italy, with her family.
Working in various fields of fashion for over twenty years in Milan instilled a growing sense of perfectionism in esthetics, design and composition which later naturally led to photography as her main occupation and passion. Her extensive professional and personal travels have allowed her to gather inspirational perspectives of life’s unique moments, venturing in different areas such as fine arts, fashion and editorial. Julia is a contributor to several renowned stock agencies such as Alamy, and her work has been published regularly in various print media internationally. Whatever the subject she tries to capture, her love for nature’s beauty and creations is ever so present. “My images represent a continous search for a harmonious balance, whether in a spontaneous instant or a studied environment.'
Julia is an awarded artist and her work is featured in the “International Masters of Photography, Vol. I”. She now lives in California with her husband and daughter.
All work in this gallery is the original work of Julia Hiebaum. It is for sale, copyrighted to Julia Hiebaum and, as such, is protected by US and International Copyright laws.