studio j/p robbins
Julia PearL Robbins has always been interested in the human experience and its expression. initially trained within the schools of dance choreography and theatre, her portraiture is consistently inspired by the visual architecture of both lexicons.
under the moniker "Studio j/p robbins," she works as a portrait photographer and is based in New York City. she credits the studio, instead of her individualized self, as a way of acknowledging and honoring how all portraiture is made in collaboration.
For Julia, the process of portraiture allows for the Celebration and appreciation of the multi-layered engagements of being -- something that is both consistently present, as well as uniquely diverse, among all human-beings.
As a big sister, she fostered this space of recognition, support, love, and play, while photographing her sister AnnA throughout their childhood #tbt and still to this day.
throughout her young adult years, She continued to explore the visualized expression of identified performativity During her time at barnard college, and brought this area of inquiry into image-making while studying film at Columbia University and photography at the International Center of Photography.
During her Twenties, Julia honed her technical-skills while working for established photographers like Mark Seliger, Danny Clinch, Bill Bernstein, and Albert Watson.
in 2015, she opened "studio J/P Robbins," a photography and production studio based in New york City. one third of the work produced is dedicated to awareness raising initiatives — STUDIO J/P ROBBINS: PROJECTS.
Since The studio opened, Julia has shot for Artnews Magazine, DNA Footwear, Epic Records and Sony Music, photographed and filmed alongside Peter Beard and sante d'orazio, and has produced international awareness raising initiatives - most recently We are water.
in 2017, Her video portrait series the Love POrtraits, made in collaboration with Dr. Poe//M, were screened at BAM: Brooklyn Academy of music, The Brooklyn Museum, and House of Yes, and her portrait series femminielli, shot in collaboration with the sacred gender project, were featured at the mykonos biennale.
more recently, The Love portraits and We are water were shared at Miami Art Basel’s “Art and activisM: a divine feminine perspective” exhibition, wynwood district, in December 2018.