Julian has photographed a number of Candy & Candy design projects, each with different challenges to overcome. He has approached each shoot with the same meticulous eye for detail and delivered time after time. Julian is more than someone we work with, he is an extension of our team and a truly brilliant photographer.
CEO, Candy Capital.
We first started working with Julian just over two years ago and he’s now the only photographer I will work with. He’s extremely skilled with composition and light balance, professional and always a pleasure to work with.
Creative Director & Founder, Laura Hammett Design.
Julian has a rare ability to deliver outstanding results, whatever the lighting challenges he may face. His photography has been instrumental in increasing our brand profile by ensuring the imagery of my work resonates with a wider audience and by producing a consistent and stylised approach that mirrors the quality and essence of the work.
Creative Director & Founder, Bethan Gray Design.
Julian is a true craftsman with a fantastic mastery of light and architecture; someone we completely rely on to capture our overall vision and capture the details in a beautiful and graphic way. He has shot numerous projects for us and the photographs speak for themselves.
VP, Creative Director, Nike.
Artangel commissions occupy a space between the artist’s intention and the public’s experience. Julian’s challenge over the past few years has been to be faithful to both, in a series of still images that span a myriad of very different projects. His images are anything but still: they move effortlessly between place, idea and feeling.
This work has been created for no other reason than my personal enjoyment and my love of creative experimentation. Thematically it is largely concerned with the behavioural properties of light and its visual effects and aims to explore the emotional and perceptual effects of the medium.
I initially approached Punchdrunk having been given a ticket for ‘The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable’ by a friend. It proved to be an incredible experience and one which left my head spinning with photographic opportunity. I contacted the company and suggested a collaborative project based on the multiple intricate sets created for the show but after several meetings and a test shoot was persuaded to shoot the performance too.
Felix Barrett, the artisitic director if Punchdrunk later wrote that my “approach to the fictional worlds gives the work a visceral danger which, for the first time, succeeds in freeze framing that which is impossible to articulate: the darkness that lurks in the imagination of the audience.”
One of the great privileges of being a photographer is that opportunities sometimes arise to travel and I've been lucky enough to get the chance to photograph a diverse range of environments across the globe.
Black and white imagery was my entry point into photography in the analogue age. The images in this section aim to acknowledge a debt to those formative years with an emphasis on the interplay between light and shadow and graphic composition.
Specialising in interiors and architecture, London-based Julian Abrams has a unique ability to balance creativity and commerce which has lead to long-term collaborations with many of the world’s most successful designers, artists and innovative brands.
A BA(Hons) graduate from the West Surrey College of Art and Design, he worked in the music and fashion industries before the development of his current style and is now renowned for seductive imagery which appeals to the visually literate.
A passion for light – that evolved from both a love of perceptual art and from shooting the hidden light of nocturnal landscapes – is combined with the graphic sensibility that informs much of his work. His development of highly labour intensive post-production techniques enable him to effectively control both available daylight and electric light and seamlessly blend them to create the perfect stylised image.
All images © Julian Abrams 2019
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