French photographer based in Paris, Jacques Julien is graduated in cinema and studied ethology. He made films before moving toward photography.

After exploring the fields of street photography and architecture, he quickly turned to the practice of animal portraits. He is as interested in capturing wildlife in its natural environment as in the studio or in an urban environment. The study of animal behaviour through ethology allows him to “cure himself” from anthropocentrism to feel closer to his subject.

His animal works have already been published to illustrate ethological studies such as “The intelligence of crows” for France Inter. The studio part of his photos have been used for cat food brands like Nestlé Purina PetCare.

The contemporary phenomenon of the contamination of reality by fiction guides his work. His photos taken from life reveal reminiscences of archetypes, symbols, mythology in an urban world where architecture, bodies and animals present themselves as a poetic resistance of the real to the progressive and invisible digitalization of the world.

After making experimental films, photography has become his ideal tool for exploring our relationship to space-time through metaphysical, animistic and dreamlike inspiration.

For him black and white is to colour what literature is to cinema. The beholder is free to invent its own colours and the interaction between light and darkness is more powerful.

At the same time, he is developing an image bank as an illustration photographer. Jacques Julien is recognised as a professional craftsman by the Guild of Arts and Crafts of Paris by his diploma and experience in the audiovisual industry.

  • 06/2019 Exhibition : “In the Pocket” at the Laboratoire d’exposition introducing The Concept Cat series
exhibition Jacques Julien Photo Paris

Registered in France; SIRET : 851329813 00014

My customers : Nestlé, Geo, France Bleu, Huffington Post…


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