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Hey! I’m Julian

When it comes to writing an about section I always freeze up. I don’t want to give you the whole “as long as I can remember I’ve always had an interest in photography” spiel or wax lyrical about how much photography means to me.

To be perfectly honest, I don’t really know what it means to me. Photography has given me a way to connect with people I don’t think I could achieve otherwise. Despite some extroverted tendencies, I find myself being far more introverted than I’d like to think, so being able to materialise the way I see things and share that with others is a great feeling.

So far photography has connected me with some of the kindest, most interesting people I’ve had the please of knowing. So if creating bold and colourful imagery, presented in a fashionable and contemporary way can allow me to keep meeting new people, I’d like to do that as long as possible.

Education

City of Glasgow College
BA Photography
2019 – 2020

Glasgow Kelvin College
HND Photography
2017 – 2019

Academy of Music and Sound
HNC Music Performance
2013 – 2014

Clients

BBC Scotland

Bloc+

Hats of Faith

Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland

Scottish Book Trust

The Metro

We Are Here Scotland

Published

Mob Journal

Kerrang

Metal Hammer

The Metro

Awards

British Photography Awards
Shortlist – Fashion
2022

International Photography Awards
One Shot – Color Offical Selection
2022

We worked with Julian to take images at our Playwright Introduction Day events in 2023 and 2024. His ability to connect with people, putting them at ease in front of the camera, was exceptional. Julian's skillful eye captured candid moments and professional headshots, producing an array of images that we've used across our social media channels and website to promote our opportunities. We have no hesitation in recommending Julian's expertise, and we look forward to working with him in the future.

Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland

I've collaborated with Julian since 2020, and his professionalism and efficiency are brilliant. With a sharp eye and instinct for capturing the best shots, he has curated a stunning catalogue for my portfolio and Instagram. His fantastic editing skills ensure each photo is ready to be posted straight away. I highly recommended Julian for his diverse and high-quality work.

Conzo Throb

Julian was efficient, eager, friendly, creative and above all produced exceptional work. He was open to all ideas and used his own initiative. His photography is incredible for a start-up. Bloc and Restless Natives have been really lucky to have him and we will have no qualms about contacting him to work with us in the future.

Halina Rifai – Bloc+ / Restless Natives Festival

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