A Liverpool-based documentary photographer observing the world through neurodiverse eyes

Julia Thorne in a museum gallery taking photos

Hi, I’m Julia, a Liverpool-based documentary photographer with a love for street photography, heritage and culture.

In fact, one of my favourite things is street-style photography of people at heritage sites, museums and cultural events.

Call it street-heritage photography, if you will. Or ‘streritage’ photography, perhaps 🙂

So, if you like street photography or a bit of heritage and culture, please have a browse using the menu on the left. If you’re looking to collaborate on a project and like what you see, please drop me a line via my contact page or email me at julia@juliathorne.co.uk

Latest posts

Nazir Tanbouli at the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival

The Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2016 was a feast for the eyes; I absolutely loved photographing it. But, for all the colour and music and sensory overload, it was one of the quieter artists who stood out for me: Nazir Tanbouli.

Nazir is an Egyptian-born artist, now living in London. For the festival, he brought his ‘drawing performance’ first to the World Museum and then the Bluecoat art centre. In these drawing performances, Nazir creates of a piece of art whilst in a state of mindfulness-like meditation. His art is calligraphy-based, inspired by the Arabic script.

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Ukulele Dennis at the Waterloo Ukulele Fun Festival

In August 2017, the Liver Hotel in Waterloo, Liverpool, put on the Waterloo Ukulele Fun Festival – or ‘WUFF’, to go by its rather fun acronym.

The Liver is a family-friendly pub with a really great garden of decent size. It used to be a bowling green, but in recent times it’s been converted to a proper pub garden. It now comes complete with children’s play equipment and wonderfully oversized table umbrellas to shelter you in even the wettest weather.

The festival was, unsurprisingly, a day of ukulele-based music. It featured acts from individual musicians to ukulele orchestras, packing out the small stage and spilling out onto the grass. There were a few other attractions, such as henna tattoos, face painting and raffles. The place was packed and it was an utterly fun day.

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