Julian Essink is a people and portrait photographer. Born in 1991 and raised in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany. Following his bachelor’s degree in Photography & Media at Fachhochschule Bielefeld in 2016, Julian began living between Barcelona and Los Angeles.
These formative years abroad allowed him to explore and develop his visual language from a commercial to an editorial standpoint. Julian focuses on the subtle emotion present in every interaction, looking to show the introversion of his subjects and the stories they’re communicating. His approach to authenticity translates into reduced, honest, and often documentary-like images.
Since August 2020 Julian is based in Berlin.