Julia was born in Stockholm, Sweden, where she studied theater and performance. In 2002, she moved to London to continue her studies, obtaining her BA in Fine Art (film/video/performance) from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in 2005, and her MFA in Fine Art (media) from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2007. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she works as an editor and photographer. In 2019 she was awarded the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Photographer of the Year as well as IPA’s Fine Art Photographer of the Year.
Nic was born in the UK, graduating from Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia with a BA in Linguistics and Film Studies in 1985. He began his career as a Cinematographer in London in 1995, working on numerous music videos, commercials and feature films. Nic moved to Los Angeles in 2005 where he still lives and works in a variety of disciplines from photography to film-making & product design. He won and Emmy in 2018.
SHSadler came into existence as an artistic collaboration between Julia SH and Nic Sadler in 2012 to create dramatic images, force the viewer to re-evaluate the concept of beauty and challenge the prevailing aesthetic.