I've kinda bypassed the intros and went straight into posting up some images etc. But, here goes.
My name is Julian Elliott but a number of people know me as Jools. I went pro last year as I was utterly fed up of being in an office all day and watching amazing skies out the window while I was stuck behind a desk.
Firstly, I upgraded my camera as I was still using a 350D and wanted into a specific image library that only accepted images from pro gear.
Next up was to get noticed by the mags. I had a three fold hit with Amateur Photographer choosing me as an editor's choice. Outdoor Photography choosing me as their coastal landscapes winner and Digital SLR User taking me on as a freelance contributor.
In February this year, PhotoLibrary gave me a five year rolling contract to supply images. A great boost as they had libraries such as Britain On View under their umbrella which holds images from all the top landscapers in the UK.
Also in February, Joe Cornish Galleries picked two of my images to use as greetings cards in their new range. Another fantastic boost and it's opened up doors when calling up mags
During the rest of this year, User continued to use my services and a couple of months ago I had three articles in one mag, which is quite an achievement.
In the last couple of months, Future Publishing have picked up my work too.
Image Library wise, my PhotoLibrary contract has turned into a Getty one. And I'm not talking a supposed Getty contract via Flickr but the real deal. So real, I have to go up to the US Embassy to get a US tax number, which is a bit of a pain but the one I'm going to is in Paris. So, I'm going to take full advantage of it to get some stock work in.
Finally, the British Journal of Photography has asked me to go and do a talk at an event they're holding in November.
And that's me.