Julien James is an LA based photographer & director. His work explores and celebrates what it means to be human. His work revolves around realism, with a focus on capturing authentic moments that convey human emotions, joy, and identity.As as storyteller, Julien uses photography, motion, and conversations to explore the a deeper understanding of our shared humanity, emphasizing the beauty found in authentic moments and connections.
Julien has a versatile portfolio that spans various genres, including commercial, editorial, lifestyle, and documentary work. His artistic approach is rooted in empathy and a visual voice, allowing him to create impactful visual narratives that celebrate the richness of human connections, the nuances of culture, personal experiences, and social dynamics, and shed light on the universal truths that connect us all.
Apple·Google·Amazon·Airbnb·Verizon·Stanford University·Wall Street Journal·ESPN·New York Times·The Atlantic·The New Yorker ·Cosmopolitan·Rolling Stone·Washington Post·Parents·A16z·WWD·Medium·Lomography·Dow Jones·Probulica·New York Magazine·Teach For America
Golden Cube (Photography) – 101st ADC Awards – Apple: Hometown Shot on iPhone 12 – 2022
Golden Cube (Photography) – 101st ADC Awards – Apple: iPhone 13 – 2022
Annual Associated Church Press Awards – First Place – Single Photo with Article or Cutline
Finalist (Long-Form Feature Content) – Eddie & Ozzie Awards – Black Fatherhood is Infinite – 2021