A Day With a Sokolow

Aside from filmmaking, Julie is also an amateur musician. She records new songs in her spare time.

A few weeks ago I got to spend a few hours with Pittsburgh’s own Julie Sokolow. Julie, a filmmaker and social activist, is a pretty cool gal who’s doing some awesome advocacy work around the ‘Burgh. Over the last year her film series, Healthy Artists, focused on the difficulties that creative professionals have in getting affordable health care in America. Julie’s hard work was noticed by none other than Michael Moore, who invited her to blog for his organization, a feat which landed her as one of Whirl Magazine’s 13 under 30 in Pittsburgh.

Julie was kind enough to let me follow her around for a day for an assignment in my documentary class at Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Below are my favorite shots of the day.

Julie start's the day off with a cup of coffee.

Julie start’s the day off with a cup of coffee.

The old poster for the Health Artists film series. They recently had a contest to create a new original poster for the series.

The old poster for the Health Artists film series. They recently had a contest to create a new original poster for the series.

Julie dresses up to go on an errand run.

Julie dresses up to go on an errand run.

Looking for new music at Sound Cat, a music store in Bloomfield.

Looking for new music at Sound Cat, a music store in Bloomfield.

Grocery Shopping in Donatello's, a local Italian grocery store in Bloomfield.

Grocery Shopping in Donatelli’s, a local Italian grocery store in Bloomfield.

At the cash register.

At the cash register.

Julie shows a clip from 'Aspie Seeks Love,' one of her documentary projects.

Julie shows a clip from Aspie Seeks Love, one of her documentary projects.

Julie editing part of her documentary in her room.

Julie editing part of her documentary in her room.

Aside from filmmaking, Julie is also an amateur musician. She records new songs in her spare time.

Aside from filmmaking, Julie is also an amateur musician. She records new songs in her spare time.

Recording the vocals to a song.

Recording the vocals to a song.

Julie's guitars sit off to the side as she records her vocals.

Julie’s guitars sit off to the side as she records her vocals.

Julie puts sriracha sauce on her pasta for lunch.

Julie puts sriracha sauce on her pasta for lunch.

Julie is pretty awesome, so you should all follow her on Twitter @juliesokolow or follow her Healthy Artists blog @HealthyArtists.

 

And, as always, if you like what you see here you can get updates on my work by liking Ohad Cadji Photography on Facebook or by following @OCadji on Twitter.

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