“HARDSHIP OFTEN PREPARES AN ORDINARY PERSON FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY DESTINY.” C.S. LEWIS
Julian Goldswain has been practising as a commercial photographer in Cape Town since 2001. Growing up in the Eastern Cape and studying photography at NMMU (Port Elizabeth) inspired his visual aesthetic. Agencies and editorial creatives alike trust him to inject their brands with his vision. A quaint 120 year old beach cottage in Muizenberg, wedged between the beach and mountain is the place he now calls home, shared with his wife, and his two boisterous boys. The beauty of his natural environment keeps him inspired for the next assignment. He shoots mainly on location which provides the flexibility and variety he needs.
His tool of choice for work is a Canon 5D Mark II. A Hasselblad 500C film camera best expresses his personal work and has travelled with him from mountains to missionary trips throughout Southern Africa. Julian loves capturing mood through the play of light on still and human subjects alike. This exceptional ability coupled with an acute attention to subject detail and composition helped land him commissions from major brands like Momentum, Vodacom, Google and British Airways Highlife. His inner confidence and genuineness have endeared him to CEO’s, celebrities, commercial and magazine clients alike. Few photographers have successfully connected the world between photojournalism and advertising like Julian. His work has been exhibited locally and internationally. Magazines including Visi and Private (UK/Italy) have featured his work.