Photographer Julie Watai Captures Images Inspired by Manga And Anime

By: Meghan Young - Jul 8, 2015
References: juliewatai.jp & beautifuldecay
The work of Julie Watai look like its straight out of a manga graphic novel or anime television show. It's clear that she draws much of her inspiration from these fantastical worlds when creating her own. By drawing heavily on these as well as the otaku culture, Julie Watai creates a series of unique scenes that defy reality in the most imaginative and colorful ways.

As a contemporary artist and photographer, Julie Watai seeks to push boundaries in playful ways. She writes, "One thing that all my artwork has in common is that I never try to portray too much reality. I was really influenced by the two-dimensional world of manga as an adolescent, so I always try to get rid of things like pores or the texture of skin."