My name is Julie Smith and I am a photographer from Richmond, Rhode Island. With movies and art as my greatest interests, I went to Mount Ida College as an Animation major. During freshman year, I discovered my interest in photography and switched my major to graphic design. It wasn’t long before I had my friends from school modeling in my photos and doing all sorts of crazy things. All of the people featured in my photos are my friends from home or school. I like to create situations throughout my photography that are surreal and have a lighthearted nature. Surreal imagery is what I like to focus on because it provides me a mini-escape from reality. It is an escape from the everyday world, and the possibilities are only limited by my own imagination.