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). Julian also works with design groups photographing branding projects for amongst others The Savoy Group, Romeo Hotel -Naples, Liberty, Capco, Index Ventures, Max Fordham, ESK cashmere, Troubadour goods. He has photographed covers for magazines such as Time, The Guardian Weekend, The Observer, Time Out, Blueprint, Icon, Building. 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' and is also photographing the transformation of the former home of the United Nations, 10 Trinity Square for Reignwood Investments.
Julian 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 and ’Slim’ his whippet.