Julie is a fictional work about the childhood relationship between two girls, told from the first-person perspective of the character known as “I”. The story is presented through a blend of staged photography and archive photos, offering glimpses into Julie’s life and recreating scenes from their shared childhood.

“Recalling memories has always been a recurring theme in my photography and film work, perhaps it has something to do with my state of being abroad for years. In this particular project, I sought to depict the intimate secrets shared exclusively between girls and delve into the nostalgic essence that arises when one confronts their memories and experiences the farewell. It definately reflects my own emotional journey, as I believe that each of us has had a Julie in our own lives.”

The series was shot in 2021 in Berlin, together with my beloved Flora and Paula as “Julie” and “I”. The print of cherry blossoms on lined paper is a hearfelt present made by my talented Feli.

Lan-xi, June 2023, Berlin.