Wednesday, July 20, 2011

5 Minutes With Julian Broad

Julian Broad has established a reputation as the ‘go to’ photographer for editorial and commercial assignments. His UK clients include, Vogue, GQ, Esquire, and the Telegraph Magazine. His first assignment for a major magazine in the UK was for GQ, shooting Giorgio Armani. The portrait he delivered proved to be so successful that Mr Armani himself requested a copy for his personal press.

Long established in the UK editorial market, Julian has, in recent years, built upon his reputation within the US. Shooting for the likes of W, Details, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Travel and Leisure, D Magazine and GQ has allowed him to produce stunning portraits of many international celebrities working today.

Q1. What was the first record you bought and what effect did it have on you?

Chuck Berry - No Particular Place to go ... bought second hand at my school fate -I love that record...its lasting influence is that I have every reason to go absolutely everywhere and quick ..

Q2. When did you start taking photographs and who or what influenced you to do that?
While I was at school - it got me out of a wet cold games field and into a darkroom that girls were in, and a record player. Encouraged by a regularly exasparated Deputy Head who was relaeved id found something - a vocation - that didnt result in me being caned by the Head .

Q3. You photographed some iconic people including; Keira Knightley, Giorgio Armani and Anthony Hopkins to name a few. What is your current favorite portrait?

So hard .. its always the next picture - the next project. I would say artists tend to be a favorite subject - lots of layers and hopfully passion.

Q4. You are a self confessed speed freak, how did you get turned onto bikes?

Bikes were cheap - i was bought up in the countryside in Buckinghamshire and we had endless farmers fields to rag around on -favorite time was late August, just after the harvest, riding on stubble fields -heaven!

Q5. Give us a really off the wall anecdote/story. Something that not many people will know about-could be about anything related to your work.

'Beware the Devil you cast out - it maybe the best part of you'

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