Preferring the qualities of autumn and winter light, Julian often works before dawn and after dusk.
In all weathers, he captures the atmosphere of the scenes before him, often returning to the same remote locations time and time again.
Landscapes can look so different, almost unrecognisable, from one moment to the next that Julian considers it vital to experience them in their varying weather conditions and sea states.
His tenacity in revisiting these locations enables the apparent orchestration of truly unique moments.
In those moments, when the grandeur of the landscape combines unpredictably with the elements, the stage is set and Julian feels huge excitement in connecting with his surroundings.
The finished pieces command a theatrical air; so wonderfully crafted, as if each facet to the image has been summoned into place at the click of a finger.
It is this feeling of being there, experiencing nature and the elements in all their breathtaking glory that Julian conveys so effectively in his work.
On a technical note, Julian works with the Swiss ALPA camera platform, and matched Alpagon HR lenses, enabling him to record exceptional depth and detail.
His camera of choice is the ALPA 12 MAX and, for extended trips, he favours the ALPA 12 STC.
These unique manual cameras are simple and precise in their operation and, when paired with the PhaseOne IQ180 (80mpxl) high end camera back, provide the exceptional quality required for his large format work.
His beautiful Archival Pigment Prints are made by master printer, Jack Lowe, who works from his studio in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Jack Lowe's wealth of experience ensures that every ounce of quality is expertly obtained from the Archival Pigment Printing process (sometimes referred to as Giclée).
Laying the HP Vivera Pigment ink onto Hahnemühle Bamboo 290gsm — a beautifully natural, heavy paper — makes for a sensational visual experience.
Permanent for more than 250 years under normal display conditions, each print is personally inspected by Julian before being catalogued, signed, numbered and embossed.
Julian's work is available exclusively through the galleries that represent him.