A coffee and some quiet-time for this post, not really knowing where to start (or where to end) due to the sheer quantity of beautiful work made with Julian Germain over the six years that we have known each other.
Over the last few weeks, we have gradually been collating recent imagery as well as revisiting older images to update Julian’s portfolio. As is the way with portfolio work, it usually serves as a wonderful reminder of just how much has been achieved in a relatively short period of time—some of which I would like to share with you.
Julian is known for his extraordinary knack of being able to turn his hand to so many photographic genres, managing to retain and convey the utmost humanity and integrity in the most varied and obscure scenarios. So much of this work you will no doubt have seen, whether in the fine art or commercial worlds.
The list of these scenarios is long—classroom portraits in schools around the world, football stars for Adidas, ad campaigns for Vodafone and T-Mobile, the documenting of multi-generation families, snow globe fanatics, Brazilian street children, Subbuteo super-heroes, the 1966 England squad…not to mention Julian’s celebrated exhibition and books including ‘Steel Works’, ‘In Soccer Wonderland’ and ‘For Every Minute You are Angry You Lose Sixty Seconds of Happiness’. A full list of these publications can be seen here.
So many varied subjects and situations but somehow always retaining an intimacy and a genuine ‘captured moment’ to which his audience can relate.
To offer a more comprehensive flavour of our work together, I have compiled a couple of galleries: The first is a collection of various images showing some examples from the list above. The second requires its own gallery as it is dedicated to Julian’s vast Classroom Portraits project. We have now worked on over two hundred of the latter—one day I hope we will see the cream of the crop in one splendid collection…!
If you have an extra moment while you are here, please do take a look at the growing collection on my Galleries page…