Born in Hertfordshire in 1964, he very quickly demonstrated a love and natural talent for drawing and painting, in particular watercolour landscape work.
After a brief and uninspiring spell at art college, Julian realised it was the mix of photography and traditional darkroom skills that would allow him to express himself most effectively.
The next few years saw experience gained with various studios and in 1988, at 24 years old, Julian set up his first studio and darkroom.
At home both in the studio and on location, shooting people, landscape, lifestyle, automotive and underwater, his cinematic style, mixed with a resourceful and passionate nature, has gained him a solid and trusted reputation with clients worldwide.
He now divides his time between personal and assigned work.
Increased demand for his personal landscape pieces has spurred Julian on to make his work available in the form of editioned Large Format Archival Pigment Prints.
He is the author of the book ‘#IPHONEONLY’ A book of landscape photographs made entirely on an iPhone.
He is represented in the UK by the Lisa Pritchard Agency, London, in the US by Greenhouse Reps, New York, and in Asia by Alphaville.
‘#IPHONEONLY’ A book of landscape photographs made entirely on an iPhone.
#IPHONEONLY showcase - Lürzer’s Archive editors blog - Summer 2014
#IPHONEONLY showcase - Outdoor Photography Magazine - Autumn 2014
#IPHONEONLY showcase & interview - Practical Photography Magazine - Summer 2014
#IPHONEONLY showcase & interview - Amateur Photographer Magazine - Summer 2014
Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide - 2014/15
International Photography Awards - Honourable Mention in the Pro Nature / Landscapes category - 2013
Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide - 2012/13
Applied Arts Magazine Photography & Illustration Awards - Winner in the Nature/Landscape and Conceptual categories - 2012
Association of Photographers Awards Book - Non-Commissioned Environment : Single - Sept. 2011
Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide - 2010/11
Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide - 2008/09
Snug Gallery - #IPHONEONLY Solo show - Spring 2015
Gallery 1066 - Group show - Summer 2012
Gallery 1066 - North Northwest Beginnings - Solo show - April 2012
Gallery 1066 - Group show - December 2011
Association of Photographers Awards Exhibition - Group show - Sept. 2011
AMV BBDO Charity Art Sale - Group show - November 2010
Selected London Ad Agencies - LPA Group show - 2009
Selected London Ad Agencies - LPA Group show - 2008
Website: Julian Calverley online