Julia Buruleva is a Barcelona-based conceptual photographer whose work focuses on fashion and portraiture. In her characteristic style she combines photography with performance.
The way she plays with scenery, objects, models, light and decoration gives the observer the feeling of surrealism. She creates her own theatre during the shoots full of weird but visually strong aesthetic. Working between photography, performance and installation, Buruleva stages psychedelic photographs with an amazing dense atmosphere that capture a world of beauty and mystery.
It´s hard to believe but all this is done on location - there is no digital postproduction in her works except basic retouching! (Which is very rare these days)
Born in Russia she completed a degree in Saint Petersburg Univercity of Art and Culture as a fine art photographer.
She lives in Barcelona, "a city which combines creative atmosphere, spririt of freedom and fun and powerful cultural background in architecture, painting and music" (J. Buruleva). Many of her pictures reflect this special Barcelona-atmosphere.
Her work has been published in magazines worldwide such as in France, USA, Great Britain, Spain, Argentina, Czech Republic, Russia, Malaysia and more.
Besides photography Julia Buruleva is also filmdirector.
Solo exhibition in BEGEMOT art gallery, Barcelona
Solo exhibition in ARTERIA art gallery, Barcelona
Solo exhibition at Belchica art space, Barcelona
Solo exhibition "Behind the mirror". Art project about involving disabled persons to fashion world. Moscow.
Solo exhibition "Women in sight" at the annual photographers conference "Fotoslet". Moscow.
Group exhibition at the International Art fair Ten Diez Movement. Spain.
Group exhibition at the Moscow Music House.
Group exhibition at Art Lover Ground Art fair, Barcelona.
Group exhibition in Fashion Photography Fest in Arteria Gallery, Barcelona.
Jury of the international Photo Contest Aperture Awards.
Jury at the annual Mywed Awards photo contest. Russia.
lives in Barcelona / Spain and works worldwide
(Images: ©Julia Buruleva)