Born in Marietta, GA, Julie Marateck graduated from Elon University, NC, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Communications and minoring in Photography and Womenıs Gender Studies. At Elon, Julie was an Alpha Chi Omega Vice-President, Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow and inducted into Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honors Society. Even with her commitments to service and leadership, Julie found time to make amazing friends, go camping, intern in NYC, attend a few protests and travel. Julie studied abroad in England, Scotland and Ireland, and one of her highlights was when she studied Australian Film in Sydney and Melbourne during Winter of 2002.
Julie first picked up a camera when she was thirteen to shoot her first ³artistic² role while vacationing with her grandma in Los Angeles. Her love affair with photography continued. She was the Photography Editor for her high school yearbook and during her first semester at college, Julie convinced Professor Ken Hassell to allow her to be in his photography class as a freshman - something that was rarely granted. Four-years later, Professor Hassell had become Julieıs creative mentor and guide through the lens. Her senior thesis show, ³Snapshots of the Spirit: A Documentary Series on Elonıs First Baptist Church² got her rave reviews and she was the first non-photography major to have her work displayed.
Whether writing, painting, producing or shooting, Julieıs ultimate mission is to tell stories that make the audiance feel connected and alive. Julie is proficient in both darkroom and digital photography, and her passion includes still-life nature and Photojournalism/Documentary style work. Simply put: she is inspired by the methods and magic of both Ansel Adams and Annie Leibovitz.
In March, Julie Co-Produced The Vagina Monologues,ı in Decatur, GA which was received with high acclaim and sold out performances. She currently lives in Atlanta and works at Award-Winning Film and Entertainment company Journey Productions, Inc.