I HELP THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF ANCIENT EGYPT SHINE THROUGH

Photography and book-publishing support by a qualified Egyptologist

The ancient Egyptian civilisation developed an undeniably recognisable and beautiful visual brand.

And it’s that beauty, that style, that permeated both the lives and the afterlives of the Egyptians that’s the driving force still bringing us into the Egyptology fold today.

It’s a gateway drug, and once we’re in, we become further entrapped by this fascinating culture, from the daily lives of farmers and craftsmen through to the crazy and complex religious beliefs and philosophical concepts.

Hi, I’m Julia, an Egyptologist, photographer and book typesetter. As a visually inspired person, when I study the amazing objects and the writings left by these people, it breathes the very life into me. I want to help them look their very best, be it laying out text in a book or creating beautiful images with my photography.

And that’s where you come into play. If you’re a museum or book publisher dealing with the subject of ancient Egypt, I’d love to see if we can work together.

Or, if you’re a person as passionate about ancient Egypt as I am, I hope you’ll find something here to scratch that itch.

Recent posts

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Telling a story with photos: ceramics conservation for Before Egypt

Artefact photography is just one aspect of what I do. Another, at the other end of the scale, is documentary photography.

Unlike my artefact photography, which is carefully controlled and thought out, documentary photography is about working with what you’ve got, and reacting to the moment. Your environment dictates the photography, rather than the photography dictating the environment.

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What is focus stacking?

Focus-stacking is a technique photographers use when they can’t get all of their subject in focus in a single shot. And it’s a technique that I use almost all the time for my artefact photography.

But, what do I mean by getting all your focus in one shot?I think everyone’s familiar with the idea of focus being about getting a sharp, not blurry, image.

However, various factors can affect how much of your photo is sharp.

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Photographing Egyptian flint tools using a lightbox

The photography I’ve been doing at the Garstang isn’t all amulets and papyrus. I’ve photographed a lot of pottery for the Before Egypt exhibition, which in itself has been a lot more fun than I thought it might be. However, I’ve also photographed another type of object for the first time for the exhibition: flint tools.

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