Director. Photographer. Storyteller.
Julia Schönstädt is an award-winning, portrait photographer and video director working between London and Berlin. She studied Photography Design at Berlin's iconic Lette Verein and was the receipient of a full scholarship to the renowned Goldsmiths, University of London, where she earned a Master’s in Photogrpahy with Distinction.
Her ‘16 Bars Project', a critical examination of the penal system in Germany, was recognised and awarded by The Guardian in 2014. Subsequently, in 2015, a book was published on the same topic by German-publisher, Asso Verlag.
As a passionate commercial photographer and videographer, Julia is uniquely equipped to function as both a still photographer and highly-skilled moving image director. Through a combination of her creative expression and commercial prowess, she helps brands and people alike to connect with their audiences using her signature cinematic and conceptual style.
As an extension of her personal philosophy, Julia strives to collaborate and partner with brands that are committed to elevating the status of women, gender equality and female empowerment within the creative industry and beyond.
City of Gelsenkirchen - Me. You. Us. , Short Form Documentary, Director, Editor
Luitpold Optik - Photography Campaign
Hunger TV - Online Editorial, Videographer, Editor
The Chosen - Online Commercial, Director of Photography
Superdry - Shop Display, Videographer, Editor
Erika Lust - 1953, Short Film, Director, Producer
Erika Lust - Pleasure Seekers, Short Film, Director Producer
Universal Music - Georgia, Portrait Photographer
Rimmel - Online Commercial, Retoucher
Cryptopia - Documentary, Director of Photography
Erika Lust - All Eyez On Me, Short Film, Director, Producer
Other clients have included: Channel 4, Shell, British Library, Red Bull Media House, Puma, Spiegel Online, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Financial Times, Die Zeit