This is me - the infamous Julie Wilson. I live and work from my home in
Gembrook, a small township about 1hrs. drive from Melbourne, Victoria,
Australia. Gembrook is a rural area specializing in potatoes and tourism.. I
live on a 5 acre property with two dogs Emily and Saffy, the cat Blanche,
the two horses and various native animals who come and go as they please.
involvement with horses began at an early age when I would gallop bareback
on my ponies around the countryside, suffering the occasional tumble on the
way. I am now a qualified NCAS Level 1 equestrian coach and have competed
successfully in all equestrian disciplines. My experience with horses and
all equestrian sport, combined with my skill as a photographer has placed me
at the forefront of Australian equestrian photo journalism. Unfortunately I
now have very little time to compete but I still really enjoy working my
My interest in photography began while I was doing a Arts course in 6th
form at school. After completing my nursing qualifications I them obtained
my first job in the photographic industry, taking photos of houses. During
this employment I also learnt about photographing weddings, studio portraits
and framing. This is where the Wixmore company was formed, specializing in
horse photography. This experience gave me a wonderful grounding for running
my own business.
fifteen years experience, the last ten heading
my own company with Anna Sharpley - Julie Wilson Equestrian Photography. I
have not only travelled Australia wide but have also covered many of the
most famous horse shows and events in England, Europe and North America. I
was Australia's only professional equestrian photo journalist at the Atlanta
and Sydney Olympic Games and the World Championships in Rome and Spain.
My work appears in every major Australian horse magaine, as well as
prestigious international publications, such as Horse International. I also
supply 95% of the photos for the annual publication
In Rome I was elected a bureau member of the International Alliance of
Equestrian Journalists. The IAEJ was created in 1966 to promote and maintain
contacts among the equestrian journalists of all nations and as a body
connected with the FEI, to discuss problems in which the FEI and the
equestrian press are both involved. The bureau consists of 9 members from
around the world and is in charge of all current matters.
I was re-elected in 2002.
We have now moved into digital technology, which is running along side
our establish in-house processing facilities. I am always looking at other
photographers work constantly trying to learn and improve my own photos.
I look forward to receiving your
e-mails and I hope you enjoy may site.