Born in Russia and raised playing the violin, Julia Cher made a major life change in 2000 by moving to the United States. She attended classes in creative photography, deciding eventually to pursue it as a profession. Her interest in the idea of beauty and its multifarious forms has led her to a career in fashion photography as well as to the creation of digital art that is focused on nature. Her artistic works are often close observations of flora and fauna that are easily and often overlooked. Her photographs include details of seashells, leaves, rocks, and minerals, that are often at first unrecognizable as elements from the natural world. Bands of minerals in agate stone can look like pouring paint or hard candy. Her brightly colored images encourage extended observation and evince a sense of wonder at nature’s intricacy and bounty.
Cher wishes only for her art to stimulate the viewer’s sense of awe and respect towards nature and to make visible some of the infinite beauty in the world around us. In Julia Cher's words, "Nature is Art. Give it a closer look. There is so much beauty in this world."
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