Born in 1969 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Julia Pelealu grew up as a creative teenager of the 80’s. In her spare time, she drew and sketched endlessly. Although her dream was to pursue the School of Art, her father advised her to work. As the daughter of a hard-working, conservative family, it was common to seek a 'stable' profession. She did and with success! Julia was good at her work at the Bank but, she was not fulfilled. During her career at the Bank in the 90’s, she earned the opportunity to work as a photographer and study photography at the Photo Academy Rotterdam, where she discovered the world of digital photography.