After getting a degree in photography from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, and studying Hindu Art History at the Sorbonne, Julie Ansiau, born in 1970, won a few prizes: World Press Photo, Bourse du Talent Picto, Leica Ensad Prize.
She assists Nan Goldin in her parisian studio and works as a photographer for French and Japanese media: She starts at Libération, Les Inrocks, Nova Magazine, Têtu… and then joins the ELLE team. Her pictures are seen in Vogue Nippon, Figaro Madame France, Figaro Madame Japan, Cosmopolitan, MilK, MilK Déco, Amica, Grazia, L’Officiel, Harper’s Bazaar Japan, Elle Japan, Vogue Bambini… She also works for a lot of brands such as Disney, Fermob, Guy Degrenne, Pierre Frey, Secret Berbère, Antik Batik, Marcel By, HomeAway, La Halle, Les Galeries Lafayettes, Leroy Merlin…
As of 2004, she started pursuing a more personal passion, creating all sorts of small multi-colored felt objects, which she draws, sews and embroiders, entirely by hand. She dubbed these objects «popquilts». She’d always been fascinated by sewing, Typography and Pop Art, so she decided to take it a step further, learning how to embroider alongside the seamstresses of the haute couture worshops of the world-famous Lesage house. Instagram : @julieansiau