Ever wondered about the team behind gallereplay? We thought we’d introduce ourselves with a series of fun portraits. First up: our Community Manager Julian (who’s always ready for his close-up).
Sum yourself up in a few sentences…
Admittedly, “me” is a personal favourite topic of mine, so this shouldn’t be too difficult! Ha! I’d like to think that I never take myself too seriously, usually quick of wit and endeavour to be a good friend to many.
What’s your favourite motto?
“People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do”.
It’s funny, having had no photography experience until my time with gallereplay, if I had been asked this question two months ago, I would have replied “what the hell’s a cinemagraph?”. However, after two months of working life literally revolving around them, I must say I’ve grown very fond of the medium. In my opinion, cinemagraphs have an unrivalled ability to evoke emotion that is often far superior to other photography mediums. It’s also a very exciting time to be involved with cinemagraphs, the demand is rapidly increasing and they’re starting to show their true potential. Cinemagraphs are the photography world’s “new kids on the block”, and they’re causing quite a stir. And rightly so – they’re sick!
Describe a funny situation you had while working for gallereplay?
After our recent Cinemagraph Masterclass event with Virgo Haan, we had a few beers in the office and then headed into town for dinner. After eating, the gallereplay team, accompanied by Virgo, were keen to go onto a bar for a few more drinks. Jokingly, I said had to call it a night because “I had work the next day”… Trust the youngest in the group to be the most responsible! We all had a good chuckle about it.
What superpower would you like to have and why?
I know it’s a little bit predictable, but the ability to fly or transport to places is definitely my number one superpower choice. I love travelling and exploring new places, so having the power to overcome travel’s greatest obstacle – expenses – would be amazing. I mean, imagine being able to drop whatever you’re doing right now, and transport yourself to somewhere like The Maldives. Idyllic.
If you were stuck on a deserted island, which three things would you take with you?
I’d like a pen and a journal to write down everything, which might help to keep me sane. I’m sure it would make for a pretty good read. Secondly, I’d obviously take my dog, Delilah, for company and companionship. And finally, my manly instincts are telling me a knife would be a good option for hunting!
Finally, what type of cinemagraph would you like to see more of in the future?
I’m a huge sports fan, especially rugby! I would love to see the cinemagraph medium more in sports. It’s sadly not something you see much of in the cinemagraph world. I think sports lend themselves well to cinemagraphs as there are plenty of natural loops to work with. Speaking of which, we’re planning on shooting a rugby cinemagraph soon at gallereplay – so stay tuned!