Artist. Writer. Creative Person.

curious
about everything.

“Julie Laurin is an extremely talented artist whose photos are evocative, stunning and brilliantly capture the essence of her subjects. Her work has great integrity and she’s a wonderfully warm and generous person to boot. So happy with her and her work.”

– Alix Sideris (Actor/Director)

What i do

Writing

I write about various topics related to the arts, science and society.

Art

I create stunning images for artistic and promotional purposes.

Creative Content

I work on various creative projects, including podcasts, ad campaigns and video production.

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recent articles

What I learned from my visit to the Island.

There has to be a word for what I’m feeling right now, a quasi-depressed state for having returned to the city after having spent over a week in the wilderness, near the ocean, on Prince Edward Island. Due to time constraints, we chose to fly there and back. Usually,...

Digital culture: a personal perspective

Now that I'm teaching classes in Digital Culture, it's made me reflect on how my own approach with technology has changed over the years. So, I thought I'd write a personal essay about it. Unlike most of my other posts that reflect on a personal topic, this time, I'm...

Why I voted Conservative for the first time in my life.

I'm originally from Northern Ontario, a bastion of union representation, and blue collar workers. In every federal election, it was expected you'd vote orange. The North had always been an NDP stronghold, because the NDP was known to be the "working man's party",...

Execution is more important than ideas

Here's what I've learned over time: your idea doesn't matter. There are plenty of people with good ideas. There are very few people who can actually properly execute those ideas. It's the execution that matters the most. There. That's it. That's the golden rule. Of...

My dream life, after 50.

I think about it a lot, what I want my life to be like after 50. I picked that age randomly, as a way to give myself enough time to get what I'm after. When I was younger, I imagined what life would be like, but I didn't always chase after it. Now, I live a life...

Bring me a battle.

I was recently interviewed on a Twitch stream, where I was asked, a few times, about how I perceive failure. It's something I hadn't really thought about, probably because I stopped worrying about failure many years ago. During the interview, I was trying to figure...

I miss the chaos.

It's 2021, and we're still in lockdown. About this time last year, I remember seeing photos coming out of China. People panicking due to some strange flu going around. Meanwhile, nobody here was paying much attention to it, yet. By March, we started locking things...

January 2021: A different kind of year

Every January, I usually take the month off from the news, and from the Internet. I have usually spent my January time outside, or reading books printed on paper. This January, I haven't even begun to read any of my new books. It's a year unlike any other year,...

Writing for fun

I was reading a post the other day written by a marketer who felt that marketing professionals with blogs that are rarely updated shouldn't be hired as marketers. Of course, he failed to differentiate between personal and business blogs, and he felt that if a marketer...

How to find your voice

If there's one thing that runs true through all of the interviews, and all of the conversations I've had with artists throughout the years, it's this: you're not gonna get anywhere by becoming a carbon copy of somebody else. You have to find that "thing" that makes...

I want to write about science

My interests have always worked in phases.  Some have lasted longer than others, but on average, I take up one or two new interests per year and they usually last between six months to several years.  I’ve not really been able to sustain one single interest...

A new year

In January 2019, I took a month off from social media. Still trying to find my place in this new digital landscape, I decided to just explore "real life" instead. And it was refreshing. I read books again. I painted. I went outside more. I slept better. My mood...

For the love of a microscope

I bought a microscope a few weeks ago.  It has changed my world. I’ve been trying to write an article on this topic for a few nights now, but I’m struggling with it.  The truth is, I’m having a hard time describing in words what this experience has been...

Do things the wrong way

As I delve further into the microscopic world, I’m discovering some interesting parallels between playing with my microscope and playing with my camera.  I’ve always been a photographer who wanted to know as little as possible about the technical side of things...

Artists don’t stop.

They wait, or they repress. But once born an artist, you're always an artist. This is a personal story. Music has always been a trigger for me. "Trigger", these days, has a negative connotation. But, in my case, music has always triggered a deep desire to create....

How to find your voice

If there's one thing that runs true through all of the interviews, and all of the conversations I've had with artists throughout the years, it's this: you're not gonna get anywhere by becoming a carbon copy of somebody else. You have to find that "thing" that makes...

An artist should act, and fail.

We have made three major cultural mistakes in Canada. We've elevated conceptual art in our schools, and in our museums (where the artist's concept of a piece is more important than the finished piece itself). We've created an unbalanced expectation that our youth...

what i’M WORKING ON:

 

A Tiny World: website and podcast.

Exploring the microscopic world all around us, with a particular interest in freshwater specimens.

A Silly World: website and podcast.

Interviews with interesting strangers, artists, carpenters, scientists, nurses, teachers, inspectors, pilots and astronauts.

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