photo by Gerry Orkin
Street photography for me is like an addiction. And with any addiction there are highs and lows. It is also about inserting yourself into a situation and becoming invisible. Observing people, their interactions, shapes, movement, colours, light and shadows. It’s about ‘seeing’ these things and capturing them. What I love most is to lose myself in my invisibility and meld into the scene. It’s almost a fugue-like state, like I’m not there, or like a fly on the wall, or wearing an invisibility cloak. And this state is what fuels the addiction.
Julia Coddington is an internationally recognised street photographer from Australia. She is co-founder of the Unexposed Collective (with Rebecca Wiltshire), an online platform featuring Australian women and non-binary street photographers. She is also an administrator of @womeninstreet, a growing international community of women street photographers.
Julia’s work has been exhibited internationally, she has been a finalist in a number of local and international street photography competitions, has presented her work locally and Internationally and has been interviewed by various street photography magazines, organisations and groups. She has taught workshops overseas and currently conducts street photography workshops with her partner Gerry Orkin in Sydney.
She has three adult children, two sausage dogs, and Gerry, and lives in Austinmer, New South Wales and she can’t quite get enough travel and adventure in her life!
Finalist, Street Foto San Francisco, 2018
Prize Winner, Aussie Street Competition - Head On Sydney 2018
Finalist, Aussie Street Competition - Head On Sydney 2018
Finalist, Italian Street Photography Festival, 2018
Street Sans Frontieres Exhibition, Paris, 2018
Inclusion in World Street Photography Book 5
Guest Presenter, Street Photo Milano, 2018
Guest Speaker, Loud and Luminous, Melbourne, 2018
Cofounder and Curator of the Unexposed Collective
Adminstrator of @womeninstreet
Inclusion in the following street photography lists:
- Streethunters Women Street Photographers You Should Follow on the Web by Spyros Papaspyropoulos
- Shooter Files 30 More Top Instagram Accounts to Follow for Street Photographers by F.D. Walker
- Lensculture 2016 - 111 New Street Photography Discoveries - Selection and text by Jim Casper
Outerfocus Podcast No. 19 with Ian Weldon and Bradley Hanson
- Pildoras de Calle: Julia Coddington - La Calle Es Nuestra, 2018
about my work
My style is inspired by the Australian environment and the place where I live - the strong light, colours and the blue sky which is ever present.
I like to create clean photos without clutter that stand out for their colour, shapes and movement. I typically use blue sky to create a background across which colourful shapes float.
Traveling elsewhere often presents a challenge as blue skies are limited in other parts of the world. I therefore seek out colour, clean backgrounds, movement, gestures, interesting moments, humour and quirkiness.
work with me
Get in touch with me using my contact form to discuss rates, workshops and more.