Alpine Passes for The Road Rat magazine

I got a call from my old friend Mikey Harvey.. how did I fancy shooting a series of Alpine passes for a new premium automotive magazine called The Road Rat? Of course I said yes.

With three locations chosen, a couple of Michelin maps in the glove box and hotel and Eurotunnel reservations made, Claire and I hit the road.. After 5 long days, 146 caffè lattes, numerous marmot encounters and with 1987 miles behind us.. we were back.

The mountain passes were truly breathtaking and recording them was not a straight forward task. Instead of cropping a single super wide shot, I decided to shoot panoramics using the ALPA 12 STC, ALPA HR Alpagon 4.0/40mm SB17 and a nodal rail. The scenes before us were so vast that some of them required 12 stitched frames.

You can see a small selection of the work we made below, with more examples here.

“Exquisitely printed on a mix of heavy gloss and matt art papers, Issue One of The Road Rat is a beautiful thing. 244 pages (it weighs around 1 kilo) it is at once absolutely of the moment - Lewis Hamilton, the Aston Martin Valkyrie - yet simultaneously timeless as we dwell on the making of the modern Ferrari and the decline of the Mercedes SL. It’s not a place for hot takes but long-form, writing every bit as considered as our photography, illustration and design.”

For The Road Rat magazine subscription information, head over here.

 The opening spread.

The opening spread.

 The Col d’ Izoard.

The Col d’ Izoard.

 The Col du Galibier.

The Col du Galibier.

 The Col de la Bonette.

The Col de la Bonette.

CEWE & MIND Charity competition

I was recently invited to judge the CEWE and MIND Charity 'My Inspiring Moments' competition.

I strongly believe that spending time in the landscape is an extremely therapeutic, healing and worthwhile thing and so was very happy to accept the invitation.

When asked to pick a single image that defines my inspiring moment, I chose the image below, which was made in Glen Brittle, on the Isle of Skye. It was made on a wet and wild winter’s day and although it was a challenge, It was the first time that I felt I’d actually made a photograph that illustrated how I actually felt when standing in a Scottish landscape.

12 winners will be chosen to feature in a bespoke charity calendar curated by myself, plus all entrants will automatically be entered into the CEWE Photo Award 2019, the biggest open photo competition in Europe.

For competition entry details head here.

ALPA Landscape Workshop in the Olympic National Park, WA

I'm delighted to announce that I'm leading an ALPA cameras landscape photography workshop in the beautiful Olympic National Park, Washington State, in September of this year. The workshop is being organised by my good friends at Capture Integration, who have years of award winning experience when it comes to offering the best in customer service and care.

I've been an ALPA user for many years and have always enjoyed sharing my experiences of working this wonderful camera system, with old and new users alike. This workshop is also a unique opportunity for clients to spend time with André Oldani, the CEO of ALPA Cameras.

The choice of location for the workshop was inspired by the simple fact that the Olympic National Park has such a diverse range of scenery and with the added bonus of some often challenging and dramatic weather, which is something I relish when making personal landscape work.

Finally the grand Lake Quinault Lodge is a truly wonderful place to be based. Stepped in history and surrounded by beautiful landscape, it is the perfect place to unwind, relax and immerse yourself in a week of landscape photography.

For the full details including booking, click here.

Anniversary #iPhoneonly Book and Print Offer

It's the anniversary of my #iPhoneonly book, so I’m running a book and gifted print offer for anyone who purchases the book between May 10th and June 10th, 2018.

Unlike previous offers, this time around I’m offering a selection of paired prints from photographs made in a variety of locations. These include Glen Etive, Glen Orchy, Lochan na h-Achlaise, Loch Tulla and the leafy lanes of Hertfordshire.

The prints are made on beautiful Hahnemühle Bamboo 290gsm stock, and are numbered, initialed and embossed. Paper size is 202 mm x 140 mm.

The signed book and prints are priced at £25.00, plus shipping to your region. To order the book and prints, simply click here, and yes.. we ship worldwide!

 Glen Orchy paired prints

Glen Orchy paired prints

 Frozen Highlands paired prints

Frozen Highlands paired prints

 Glen Etive in Winter paired prints

Glen Etive in Winter paired prints

 Hertfordshire Lanes paired prints

Hertfordshire Lanes paired prints

'An Evening With Julian Calverley'

I'm pleased to announce that I'm giving a talk on April 24th 2018, at the Robert Gordan University in Aberdeen.

'An Evening with Julian Calverley' is part of the Converge Lecture Series which brings together the photographic community of the North East of Scotland. Tickets are strictly limited.

Join a likeminded group of photography enthusuasts as Julian Calverley takes us on a photographic journey through his body of work from advertising to landscape to iPhone photography. The evening is a must for any photography enthusiast and will include a presentation, a Q&A session with Julian and an exclusive prize draw.'

Tickets are available here.

Ad Campaign For Network Rail

The lovely folk at 23red, commissioned me to shoot a series of atmospheric ads for Network Rail, for their Midland Mainline Safety poster campaign.

The imagery had to be used across 6, 48 and 98 sheet sites, and so I chose to shoot on my ALPA 12 MAX and PhaseOne IQ MFDB combo, in order to achieve the largest possible file size and resolution.

A big thank you to the Network Rail safety team that watched our bright orange backs, while we worked.

Client : Network Rail.    Agency : 23red.    AD : Tristan Cavanagh & Tom Mann.

Below are 3 of the 48 sheet ads..   

Bletchley Park Codebreakers

New work for Bletchley Park is now live, commissioned by the good folk at Rose Design. 

Bletchley Park is the home of the World War II Codebreakers. There’s so much world changing history that’s been made here, it is a truly fascinating place. I’d recommend that anyone with an interest in World War II, coding or code breaking, spend a day here.

We certainly reaped the rewards of the 03:30AM call time, as you can see below. More of the work available to see here.

Client : Bletchley Park.    Agency : Rose Design.    AD : Garry Blackburn.

The #iPHONEONLY Exhibition Heads North To Edinburgh

I’m delighted to announce that the #iPHONEONLY exhibition is heading north to the city of Edinburgh, to Gallery Close

The gallery is Edinburgh’s only independent photography gallery, and is situated in the heart of the historic Georgian New Town, midway between Princes Street and Stockbridge, in Scotland’s capital.

As well as single images from the book, there will also be a selection of triptychs available. Signed copies of the #iPHONEONLY book will also be available throughout the exhibition.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 19th of August.

Gallery Close
4B Howe Street
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH3 6TD

For opening times and other information, please contact the gallery here.

Chasing Shadows For Land Rover On The Isle of Skye

Back in January I spent a week on the Isle of Skye, and the reason I was there was to shoot the all new Land Rover Discovery 5.

We had a week of suitably wet and wild weather, which of course added realism and drama to the imagery, with the added bonus that the Discovery’s colour, Namib Orange, perfectly complemented the brooding grey skies and rich warm colours of the Scottish winter landscape.

Much of what I shot has appeared in Land Rover’s OneLife magazine, in a 12 page article entitled ‘Chasing Shadows’ which tells the story of my time with the car, and also my thoughts on landscape photography and equipment, it also documents a part of my journey around the island that I’ve come to know and love so well.

Client : Land Rover.    Agency : Spark44.    AD : Dan Delaney.

Below is a selection of spreads from the OneLife article, with larger versions of the images here.

Talk At The Harrogate Photographic Society

I’m delighted to have been asked to give a talk at the Harrogate Photographic Society.

For the first half of the evening I will talk about my commercial work, and for the second half my personal landscape work.

The talk will be held on Monday 24th October 2016, in The Constance Green Hall at St Aidan’s Church of England High School, Oatlands Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8JR.

AOP Awards 2016

Delighted to have had my portrait of biologist and seaweed expert, Agnes Mols-Mortensen, selected for the AOP Awards finals, 2016.

This was shot as part of a commission for Land Rover, on the beautiful black sand beach at Tjørnuvík, the northernmost village on the Faroese island of Streymoy. It was raining for much of our seven day trip, which added to the soft light and general mood of the imagery. 

The AOP Awards event will be held at The Old Truman Brewery, in Brick Lane, London, on the 13th October 2016. The exhibition will be open to the public from 14-17 October 2016.

Client : Land Rover.   Agency : Redwood.   AD : Dan Delaney.

 Detail.. Note the drops of rain on her face..

Detail.. Note the drops of rain on her face..

North Northwest Beginnings - Show Catalogue

The North Northwest Beginnings show catalogue, designed by Jamie Milnes of Double Underscore, was produced to accompany Julian’s first solo show, back in 2012. 

From the original print run of 500, there are now just over 50 of these beautifully produced books left.

The technical specification of the book was very important, as we wanted to achieve the finest print quality to echo that of the show’s archival pigment print work.

The cover is 380 Micron Horizon Pulpboard with embossed artists seal, with interior pages on 200gsm Satimat. The book was printed using a Sublima hybrid non-uniform dot. The screen resolution is 280 lpi which boasts a higher definition than the 175lpi, normally used by printers. Images were sampled at 360dpi at the final printed sized to maximise the use of this higher quality printing technique.

The catalogue is 210mm x 210mm and consists of 24 pages. Each catalogue is signed.

To order a copy click here, and yes, we ship worldwide.

Front cover and spread examples below..

A Meeting Of Minds 2016

I’m honoured to have been invited to be a part of this year’s Meeting Of Minds landscape photography conference.

The conference will be held in November 2016 from the 18th to the 20th of November, at the Rheged Centre on the edge of the Lake District, just above Ullswater.

To receive a 20% discount on your ticket, simply enter the promotional code CALVERLEY on checkout.

You can find out more about the conference, including the full list of speakers, here.

A Meeting Of Minds 2016

'A Journey In To Landscape Photography' Standing Room Only

I’d like to say a big thank you to the events team at the Apple Store in Covent Garden, for firstly inviting me to speak, and secondly for putting on last nights event. 

I’m pleased to say that it was standing room only in the end, so I’d also like to thank everyone who took the time out to attend.. your support was very much appreciated. I had a great time, and really enjoyed sharing my work with you.

The talk I gave was called ‘A Journey Into Landscape Photography’ 

I talked about, and showed examples of, my commercial work, my landscape work, the apps that I use when planning and organising shoots, and also my #IPHONEONLY work. I also explained my image workflow on the iPhone, and my workflow in the Snapseed app, both of which are simple and straight forward.

Ad Campaign For Amgen

This Ad campaign for Amgen took us to Iceland, Bavaria and Morocco.

For logistical reasons we shot the various locations first, and then shot the models in the studio in London, carefully matching camera heights, angles and lighting. The blood platelets were created in CGI and added in post.

Agency : CDM London.    Client : Amgen.    AD : Shauna Kealy.   Location scout : Leonora Sheppard.   Post and CGI artist : Kai Bastard.

Below is a selection of the finished ads..

My First Book #iPHONEONLY Is Now Available

I am extremely happy to announce that my first photo book #iPHONEONLY, is now published and available for purchase.

The book’s designer, Les Welch, describes it as ‘a book for the people’ and with that in mind it was designed and priced to appeal to a broad audience.. young photographers and students, people that enjoy using their phone camera, as well as seasoned photographers and those who may just be curious to see what is possible with such a device.

We hope you enjoy the book.. we’re very proud of the finished result, and ultimately we hope that the book will provide some inspiration.

JULIAN CALVERLEY #iPHONEONLY
A book of landscape photographs, made entirely on a camera phone.
Foreword by Wayne Ford.
ISBN: 978-0-992911102
Softback 72 pages, A5 (210x148mm)
60 colour photographs.
Published in May 2014 and printed in the United Kingdom, using a waterless lithographic print process. The waterless lithographic print process was specifically chosen for its ability to reproduce extremely fine detail, with the resulting piece beautifully echoing the mood of the original work, both in colour and depth.

The price is £15.00 plus shipping.
The book is available here.

Thanks go to Les Welch, who had faith, Jack Lowe for introducing me to Instagram and to Wayne Ford for kindly writing the foreword.

Are You An IGER ?

The nice people at the AOP (Association of Photographers) have run an article in the current edition of Image Magazine called “Are You An IGER ?” featuring a dps of my iPhone photographs.

You can view larger versions of my #iphoneonly pictures on my website and find me on on Instagram here.

You can find out more about the AOP here, and Image Magazine here.

AOP Awards 2011

Last week I was extremely pleased to be told I’d won a place at the AOP 2011 Awards exhibition and in the accompanying Awards book.

The category winners will be announced at the opening on Wednesday 26th September at Ambika P3, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS. Tickets go on sale shortly and can be purchased directly from the AOP.

For those who like to know, the picture was made with my trusty Alpa 12 SWA & Schneider Alpa Apo-Switar 5.6/36 mm.

Nortonstreet Lane under snow, St Paul’s Walden, Herts.