Julia Stjernlöf

words, sounds and photographs

Julia Stjernlöf grew up on the east side of Gotland, in the parish of the sunrise, Ljugarn.

She explains about her ever present desire to capture this. To capture that feeling, capture the thought and the experience, capture the here and now.

With one foot in the world of music and the other in the world of images, her creative journey has been one of constant change:

“It doesn’t matter what in form I want to express myself is created, the most important thing is that it is brought to life and continues to live on outside of me. Creativity is quite simply a way for me to work, to say enough, and then move on. But also to remember,” she says with a smile.

Stjernlöf also talks about how difficult it has been to address the thought of giving yourself one single label. She describes herself as both a musician, a photographer and a writer. Nothing more and nothing less.

“That is why it felt so perfect when I started to put words to my images. Words that mostly came from existing lyrics I had written. It’s like tying together a parcel.”
Stjernlöf lives partly on Gotland and partly in Stockholm. But a longing to settle on the island of light is constantly in her thoughts.

“I don’t think I am the only one to think Gotland is a very, very special place. Nowhere else is such a source of inspiration and harmony for me at one and the same time.”

Julia Stjernlöf

words, sounds and photographs

Julia Stjernlöf grew up on the east side of Gotland, in the parish of the sunrise, Ljugarn.

She explains about her ever present desire to capture this. To capture that feeling, capture the thought and the experience, capture the here and now.

With one foot in the world of music and the other in the world of images, her creative journey has been one of constant change:

“It doesn’t matter what in form I want to express myself is created, the most important thing is that it is brought to life and continues to live on outside of me. Creativity is quite simply a way for me to work, to say enough, and then move on. But also to remember,” she says with a smile.

Stjernlöf also talks about how difficult it has been to address the thought of giving yourself one single label. She describes herself as both a musician, a photographer and a writer. Nothing more and nothing less.

“That is why it felt so perfect when I started to put words to my images. Words that mostly came from existing lyrics I had written. It’s like tying together a parcel.”
Stjernlöf lives partly on Gotland and partly in Stockholm. But a longing to settle on the island of light is constantly in her thoughts.

“I don’t think I am the only one to think Gotland is a very, very special place. Nowhere else is such a source of inspiration and harmony for me at one and the same time.”