Photographer, Filmmaker, Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Published Book Author, Actor
"My dream, thus mission in life, is to travel around the world and film and photograph beautiful people, animals, events and destinations. As I explore, discover and document these rich, hidden treasures of the world, I will bring my vision, unique voice and energy to images that bring the world beauties for all to imagine, dream and acquire”.
Julian Starks - 2017
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Julian started in Cincinnati, Ohio, in a dance troupe called ‘FLEX’. The group won numerous dance contests locally, which got them recognized nationally. Dancing brought Julian to New York City in 1985, where he started his career as an established working actor, having studied under acting teacher legends, SANFORD MEISNER and BOBBY LEWIS, as well as MARTIN BARTER from the Neighborhood Playhouse Theater.
Julian has worked in many mediums including theater, independent film and national television shows and numerous national television commercials. commercials.
He spent six of those years in New York City as a mobile disc jockey to supplement his acting career, as well. He also started his career on the filmmaking side of the business by attending The School of Visual Arts where he studied screenwriting and directing.
In 1995, he decided to move to Los Angeles to begin his filmmaking and television education at the UCLA Extension School of Film where he studied screenwriting, directing and editing. In 2002, he invested his creative life full-time to filmmaking by enrolling in THE LOS ANGELES FILM SCHOOL. His concentrations were directing, screenwriting, producing and editing.
In 2004, Julian formed Hollywood Filmmakers Inc., a film production company. “A JOURNEY TO SUNDANCE”, his first independent feature length documentary film, was released Worldwide in 2021. www.ajourneytosundance.com
“A JOURNEY TO SUNDANCE” is about the spirit, dreams and struggles of independent filmmakers from all over the world, as well as his own 13-year battle to finish this film. Julian executive produced, produced, directed, musically scored, co-edited and finally, did most of the on-camera interviews.
In 2012, while filming “A Journey to Sundance”, he fell in love with the still photo and decided to enroll full-time at the BROOKS INSTITUTE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY in Ventura, CA.
After graduating, he spent much of the last several years following his passion for wild animals by traveling the world to photograph them in both natural and confined settings. He began to appreciate that without sanctuaries and sometimes, unfortunately, confinement, many species would soon perish or become dangerously close to extinction. Julian created VISIONS OF THE WORLD INC. a Non-Profit Company to help support wild animal sanctuaries and institutions like those featured in “LIFE Behind Bars” Vol. 1, his first Fine Art Photography Book, which was released Worldwide in 2020.
The book was titled after the photographic series that he started to honor the beauty of animals in captivity, and to support the many individuals and organizations that have dedicated themselves to caring for and protecting these magnificent beasts. He tries to make a difference for these animals by announcing their plight, educating the public.
“The KINGS OF BEASTS” NFTs campaign will be his first NFT campaign based off his Fine Art Photos of a Lion & Tiger featured in “Life Behind Bars” Vol.1. A percentage of all proceeds from the NFT’S, Photos, books and all other ancillary products will go to the Sanctuaries, Institutions and Zoos featured within the NFT’s, Book and Photos.
Visions of the World Inc. cheerfully announces our project “LIFE Behind Bars…Except if you’re Free” VOL. 2 which will focus on the conservation efforts of the Gorillas and Big African Cats in their natural habitat – Africa!
We are dedicating this second book in this series of books to DIAN FOSSEY, whose work regarding the conservation of the Mountain Gorilla’s has been an inspiration for our project.
Julian invites you to become more aware and to join in the worthy fight to save a place on this earth for these noble creatures to survive!
LIVE LONG, PROSPER & PEACE!
SPREAD THE WORD!!!
Finally, Julian has spent all of his adult life honing, creating projects and companies that sit at the top of his heart of Passion. Now he wants to share all of that with you.
"Take a look at the most eclectic projects and companies of all Genres and please
Spread the Word!!!"
Julian Starks - 2021