Julian Anderson

Julian began his photographic career in the early 1990's, working for magazines such as Time Out, Campaign and the Times Educational Supplement. Throughout the decade he acquired a wider selection of clients, including The Royal Academy, Blueprint, The Sunday Telegraph, Conde Nast Traveller, The Observer and The Independent Magazine (amongst others).

As well as regular portraiture for The Guardian Weekend magazine he also photographed a monthly column with Food Editor Mathew Fort for some years. Julian also began to be commissioned by design groups, including Pentagram, where he worked with partner John Rushworth on a long-term branding project with the Savoy Group, the first project in a continuing relationship that has included Hewlett Packard, Liberty, Romeo-a luxury Neapolitan hotel and, more recently, Capco and venture capitalists Index Ventures. His work has taken him to over 20 countries.

In 1998, Julian was asked to photograph the entire construction process of Norman Foster's Millennium Bridge; this body of work was widely published and exhibited and resulted in the book 'Blade of Light', written by Deyan Sudjic and published by Penguin. Other major projects have included the restoration of Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christchurch (2003/4), Kevin Spacey's first season as artistic director at the Old Vic Theatre (2004/5) and the restoration of the Connaught Hotel. He is currently working with Max Fordham engineers as 'photographer in residence'. 

Julian is known for his quiet, analytical approach, a neutral colour palette and strong, incisive black-and-white work. He currently has 25 pieces in the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection of photography. Alongside his regular commissions — encompassing portraiture, reportage, architecture and design — he photographs his own personal projects.

Julian Anderson lives by the sea in East Sussex with his family.