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No. 1

Developers

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.

Nick Candy
CEO, Candy Capital.

La Belle Vie, Candy & Candy, Monaco
Earlcrown, Mayfair, London
Finchatton, Albany, Bahamas
Belgravia Gate, Wainbridge, Belgravia
Burlington Gate, Native Land, Mayfair
Villa Tamarindo, Barbados, UK & European
 Zagaleta, Zagaleta Group, Marbella, Spain
Prince’s Gate, Spink Developments, Knightsbridge
 Wellington Court, Fenton Whelan, Kinightsbridge
One Hyde Park, Candy & Candy, Knightsbridge
Villa Horizon, Candy & Candy, Cap Ferrat, France
10 Trinity Square, Reignwood, The City
Ashberg House, Morpheus London, South Kensington
Kingwood, Finchatton, Knightsbridge
Villa L’Empyree, Wainbridge, Cap Ferrat, France
Kings Gate, Land Securities, Victoria
 Clarges, British Land, Mayfair
Kingwood, Finchatton, Knightsbridge
Qatari Diar, Mayfair, London
Candyscape II Yacht, Candy & Candy, Monaco
No. 2

Interior Design

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.

Laura Hammett
Creative Director & Founder, Laura Hammett Design.

Candy & Candy, New York
IWA, Mayfair
David Collins Studio, Mayfair
Candy & Candy, Monaco
Finchatton, Chelsea
Studio Indigo, South Kensington
Laura Hammett, Tower Bridge
Secretcape, Bloomsbury
Amelia Carter, Mayfair
Finchatton, Chelsea
Spinocchia Freund, Balearic Islands, Spain
Katharine Pooley, Mayfair
Vere Grenney Associates, St.James
Bergman Interiors, Regent’s Park
Daliah Vlach, Nairobi, Kenya
Sophie Paterson, Cobham, Surrey
Studio Vero, Regent’s Park
Kitesgrove, Kensington
No. 3

Brands

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.

Bethan Gray
Creative Director & Founder, Bethan Gray Design.

Bethan Gray X Rado, London
Airbnb, The Louvre, Paris
Airbnb, The Louvre, Paris
Airbnb, The Louvre, Paris
Airbnb, The Louvre, Paris
Nike, Shoreditch, London
Alexander McQueen, Hong Kong, China
Bethan Gray X Editions Milano, London
James Perse, Notting Hill, London
Bethan Gray x Lapicida, London
Miller Harris, Canary Wharf, London
Christian Laboutin, Selfridge’s, London
Nike X United Visual Artists, Brick Lane, London
McQ, Shoreditch, London
Beau Han Xu, London
Ruby Tree, London
Genevieve Bennett, Hackney, London
Baroncelli, London
Nike, Soweto, South Africa
Jackdaw Studios X ustwo Games, Kennington, London
Bethan Gray X Rado, London
Design Junction, London
No. 4

Hospitality

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.

Andy Walker
VP, Creative Director, Nike.

One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Knightsbridge, London
Jamavar Restaurant, Mayfair, London
Club 39, Monaco
The Winter Garden at The Landmark Hotel, Marylebone, London
The Rosewood Hotel, Holborn, London
Margot Restaurant, Covent Garden, London
Bibendum, South Kensington, London
Private Dining, The Collection, Cap Ferrat
Heston Blumenthal’s Hind’s Head, Bray, Berkshire
Six Senses, Courchevel, France
The Luggage Room, Mayfair, London
Private Dining, The Collection, Cap Ferrat
Christian Lacroix @ The Mandeville Hotel, Marylebone, London
Private Dining, One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, London
No. 5

The Arts

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.

Michael Morris MBE
Co-Director, Artangel.

Ryan Gander, Locked Room Scenario
Ryoji Ikeda, Spectra
Susan Philipsz, War Damaged Musical Instuments @ Tate Britain
Roger Hiorns, Seizure
Lundahl & Seitl, Symphony of a Missing Room @ Royal Academy
Charles Le Dray, Men’s Suits
Elizabeth Ogilvie, Out of Ice
Boudrie & Lorenz, To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe…
Susan Philipsz, SURROUND ME, A song cycle for the City of London
Eulalia Valldosera, Blood Ties
Judith Clark & Adam Phillips, The Concise Dictionary of Dress @ V&A
Lavinia Greenlaw, Audio Obscura
Michael Joaquin Grey, Orange between orange and Orange
Richard T. Walker, In defiance of being here
Manfred Mohr, One and Zero
No. 1

Fine Art

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.

 

Vanitas V (detail)
Vanitas II & IV (opposite)
Vanitas I
Formae Lumine with Sophie-Elizabeth Thompson
Untitled IV (opposite) & Untitled II
Chalcedonia No.I
Chalcedonia No.VII
Imekoma XIX
Imekoma VII
Choke, Work in Progress
Bráðna, Work in Progress
The Hunt of Smoke and Shadow
Sketches for the Drowned World – Part 1
Sketches for the Drowned World – Part 2
Harmonic Generator Number One
Harmonic Generator Number 2
Chromatic Oscillations #4, Frequency, with Haberdashery
Chromatic Oscillations #14, Frequency, with Haberdashery
Pleiades, Freq, with Haberdashery
Arc Frequency #1, Freq, with Haberdashery
Red Shift, Frequency, with Haberdashery
Doppler Effect, Frequency, with Haberdashery
Holographic Principle No.2, Frequency, with Haberdashery
Vortex 27, Frequency, with Haberdashery
Aperture XIX, Celestial Spheres
Aperture XXVIII, Celestial Spheres
Aperture III, Celestial Spheres
Aperture VI, Celestial Spheres
NGC 6822, Gyrolux
CRL 2688, Gyrolux
No. 2

Punchdrunk

 

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.”

The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
No. 3

Landscape

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.

Vallenar, Chile
La Palma, Canary Islands
Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia
Wai-O-Tapu, North Island, New Zealand
Mordor, Middle Earth
Valenar, Chile
Franz Josef Glacier, South Island, New Zealand
Umea, Sweden
Bidayer, United Arab Emirates
New York City, United States of America
The Bahamas, The Caribbean
Imanpa, Northern Territory, Australia
Aktau, Kazakhstan
Santa Cruz de La Palma, Canary Islands
Atyrau, Kazakhstan
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New York City, United States of America
Dobson Valley, South Island, New Zealand
Alhaurin del Torre, Spain
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
No. 4

Monochrome

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