I am a photographer and creative director, specializing in conceptual, fashion, and advertising photography and video.
With a background in commercial photography, I am also a visual artist, deeply invested in personal art projects. My greatest strength lies in my ability to seamlessly combine these two worlds, bringing a unique and creative vision to my commercial shoots, resulting in visually striking and distinct imagery.
In addition to photography, I have a passion for creating visual concepts for music videos and other video productions.
Currently based in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain, I am open to working on projects worldwide.
Represented as a photographer and creative director:
In Germany by Rockenfeller & Göbels
In Switzerland by VisualEyes Artists
In Italy by ARTalents Agency
In Great Britain by HOJ Agency
As a fine art photographer by
Gold Member and Spotlight Photographer on PhotoVOGUE
Founder: Vallcarca Production
In Barcelona I have assembled a talented team of stylists, makeup artists, camera operators, editors and other industry professionals. Together, we offer a comprehensive range of services, from concept development to post-production, to bring any creative vision to life. From concept stories, music videos, advertising and editorials, we specialize in creating visually stunning and engaging content.
Our experience is broad and varied, having executed successful advertising campaigns for brands globally in the jewelry, fashion, and swimwear sectors. Additionally, we have a wealth of experience in producing editorial and commercial work for fashion magazines of France, USA, Great Britain, China Italy, Spain, Hungary, Argentina, Chezh Republic, Russia, Malaisia like ELLE, PAP, SICKY, L'Officiel China, InStyle Hungary, REBEL Mag, Solstice, JUTE, LATEST, VEIN, REKT, Kluid, Rolling Stone (Argentina), HUF, Decalogue, Switch and more.
Art platforms and magazines about me:
ARTSLIFE.com Julia Buruleva: moltiplicarsi in mille universi
OBJECTS Mag (Italy) Sogno o realtà? Il surrealismo utopico di Julia Buruleva
AESTHETICA MAGAZINE (USA) "Improvisational Spirit" - The article about me and my works
DICECREAM MAGAZINE (USA) Big interview with me
Julia Buruleva is a Barcelona-based conceptual photographer whose work focuses on merging art, theater, fashion and portraiture. She combines photography with performance art; the way she plays with scenery, objects, models, light and set design gives a surrealistic quality to her work that we love.
Part of her process is having an open casting call, not knowing how many participants will be in the shot: she leaves room for improvisation in every photo, which makes the result look so unique and un-staged.
"From Russia to Europe, passing through San Pietroburgo, Moscow and finally Barcelona. It is in the Spanish city that photographer Julia Buruleva realizes her art, her concept of photography. And she does it through a process that is only apparently articulated, because it is rich in cultural references, especially pictorial, and daily life. The result, on the other hand, is sharp, clear. Sensual and expertly conceived. A winning mix that leads her from wedding photographer to becoming one of the most important conceptual fashion photographers of the moment."
"Surreal Photo Theatre
Julia Buruleva is a Barcelona-based conceptual photographer whose work focuses on fashion and portraiture. In her characteristic style she combines photography with performance.
The way she plays with scenery, objects, models, light and decoration gives the observer the feeling of surrealism. She creates her own theatre during the shoots full of weird but visually strong aesthetic. Working between photography, performance and installation, Buruleva stages psychedelic photographs with an amazing dense atmosphere that capture a world of beauty and mystery.
It´s hard to believe but all this is done on location - there is no digital postproduction in her works except basic retouching! (Which is very rare these days"...
“Selfie Isolation” is a series of self portraits and behind the scenes videos made by artist Julia Buruleva in her own flat during lockdown for pandemic Covid–19 emergency. Her timelapse videos (click here to watch them) show the entire production process of her pictures, all made at the same place.
Pictures and videos are complementary and part of her photographic performance.
Julia only uses the white wall of her own flat and some home stuff like outfits, food and paintings. She doesn't use any Photoshop effect, everything is real. All her ideas come from very limited tools an she is the main performer of the stage she created.
Biennale Of Contemporary Art "Oiseau du Bonheur" in La Rochelle (France) 2023
ImageNation Paris 2022
Duo exhibition in InsideOut Gallery, Brussels 2022
UNSEEN Artfair, Amsterdam 2021
Solo exhibition in BEGEMOT art gallery, Barcelona 2019
Solo exhibition in ARTERIA art gallery, Barcelona 2020
Solo exhibition at Belchica art space, Barcelona 2019
Solo exhibition "Behind the mirror". Art project about involving disabled persons to fashion world. Moscow.2016
Group exhibition at the International Art fair Ten Diez Movement. Spain. 2015
Group exhibition at Art Lover Ground Art fair, Barcelona. 2017