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Julia Fullerton-Batten is quickly developing a reputation as one of the countries top young photographers, having been exhibitited across the world and won many portrait prizes.

These images are from a series of personal work called Teenage Stories that Julia has been working on for a number of years now. The idea behind these images are to do with a teenagers loss of innocence and greater awareness of the adult world. Interestingly Julia chooses not to use professional models for theese images, preferring to ask girls of the street. I think this supports her idea and keeps her images balanced between fine art and fashion. I also love the surrealism and manipulation of scale in these images, it gives them real impact and makes them stand out from the (now overpopulated) editorial style crowd. Don’t forget to check out her website.