Springtime photographs

Julian Anderson is known for a quiet, analytical approach to his subjects, his neutral colour palette and strong, incisive black-and-white work.

Shot using an old twin lens camera on black and white film, this is a collection of delicate-looking plants, weather-beaten but surviving in a harsh beach-side environment found growing along an unmade cinder path and railway line.

The photographs were taken during springtime over the last few years.

Julian currently has 25 pieces of his work in the National Portrait Gallery permanent collection of photography, and alongside his regular commissions encompassing, portraiture, reportage, architecture and design he photographs his own personal projects.

Julian was born in 1967 and began his photographic career in the early 1990s, working for magazines such as Time Out, Campaign and the Times Educational Supplement. Throughout the 90’s he worked with a larger selection of clients, including The Royal Academy, Blueprint, The Sunday Telegraph, Conde Nast Traveller, The Observer and The Independent Magazine (amongst others).

His work has since been widely published in national newspapers and magazines, and in 1998, Julian was asked to photograph the entire construction process of Norman Foster’s Millennium Bridge.

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