Description This particular Pierre de Ronsard rose photo was one of the first flower images I started to photograph, mainly in their natural environment. Its natural downward bend is what initially caught my eye, stretching out from my balcony in search of the last afternoon light. I like the delicacy of its petals thanks to some outdoor backlighting whereas the dark background was simply created by two tall trees in the middle of the courtyard. My choice of transforming this image into B&W was dictated by wanting to put more attention to the texture of the rose petals.
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.