This interview features talented photographer Julia Galdo. She works collaboratively with photographer Cody Cloud and together they create vibrant and artistic images. This interview with Julia will give you a peek into what goes on in a photographer’s day to day life.
We’d like to know more about you. Can you tell us more about yourself?
Well, I’m about to turn 30. Cody just turned 34. We work collaboratively under the name JUCO. We live in Eagle Rock, Ca and we collect old things.
Have you always been into photography?
I’ve been into photography since I was about 15. My dad gave me his old olympus SLR and told me how to use it. I was hooked on the gratification of trying to make an image and it coming out. Cody picked up photography later in life…while he was living in Germany.
What tools of the trade do you use most often?Well, we like to use Film a lot. It’s my favorite thing to use. Along with my Mamiya 7ii….it’s a super beautiful rangefinder and it’s sharp as a tack.
How does photography influence your lifestyle?
Well, being a professional photographer means you never know what the week is going to look like. You could be in your house working on post. You could have to fly out with one day’s notice. And it keeps you on your feet. Cody and I both kind of like it.
“Structurally Sound” and “In the air” are just some of your interesting work. How do you come up with a concept for a shoot?
Looking at a ton of other work. You see something another photographer/painter/creative has done and it sets off a series of thoughts and ideas. The structurally sound was actually a set designer’s idea. He wanted to do something clean and abstract so we went along with the flow of that idea.
Any tips in taking great photographs?
Take a lot of photographs. Look at a lot of work.
What would you say was your big break?
Meeting Cody and deciding to work with him. Also, meeting our rep and deciding to work with her.
What message do you want to convey in your photographs?
Well, bodies of work exist for a reason. Not all of our photographs say the same thing or convey a similar message. I guess overall, I want people to look at our images and feel like they want to make something cool of their own.
Do you have any new projects that you’re working on right now?
We’ve actually been shooting a lot. So right now, it’s all about editing images and retouching them!
Any advice for our readers?
Shoot a lot. Look at a lot of work.