On the last day of summer, one of our most beloved photographers, Julie Adams, hosted a beautiful exhibition of her collection - "Last Days of Summer - as part of a collaboration with Pilu at Freshwater chef Giovanni Pilu. Along with a host of guests, they celebrated their shared passion for the Australian coastline and Italian summers.
As well as shooting regularly for The Grace Tales, Julie is one of Australia’s leading fashion photographers, working regularly in Australia, Los Angeles and New York, having photographed an impressive roll-call of some of the world’s most recognisable faces (Sofia Loren, Miranda Kerr and Rebel Wilson to name but a few).
The Grace Tales were lucky enough to be in attendance at Julie’s most recent collaboration with Pilu at Freshwater chef Giovanni Pilu. A beautiful event titled “Last Days of Summer,” the evening featured a four-course dinner and exhibition of Julie’s photographic works – Beach Series. Held on the last day of summer (Thursday 28th February) at Pilu at Freshwater, it was a fitting way to farewell the season.
We’re delighted to share some images from the launch, and to let you know that prints from Beach Series are now available to have in our own homes.
Beach Series is a collection of ten large scale landscapes of environments meaningful and precious to the artist, primarily Australian beachscapes.
These black and white works are beautifully nostalgic in their documentary of the seemingly endless Australian summer, the ocean lovers who embellish the landscape and the artist’s unabashed celebration and admiration of all that the beach encapsulates.
Julie said, “I never set out to take this work, or have an agenda. It’s just moments in time that I find beautiful. It’s the way I see the beauty in beach life and this series is very much capturing my vision of our endless Australian summer.”
“I love the rituals and nostalgia in beach life. I love people’s social and emotional connection to the beach. I love the way people run into the ocean, dive off a jetty, warm in the sun and how they blend seamlessly into the landscape’s natural beauty. My eye is drawn to the beauty in it and I think it will be a subject of continual fascination for me.”
Prints are now available at www.julieadamsphotographer.com (Edition of 10. Digital prints on rag paper, 84cm x 119cm).