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Julian Bio

Julian is the photographer of The People of Burning Man book. He says: "The book is very much a collaboration of many almost surreally skilled and wondrous friends."

Since a very early age Julian was immersed in the most creative of cultures. Julian spent his youth in Greenwich village in New York City, a commune in Middleburg New York, and in Woodstock New York.

His father Sydney Cash is a sculptor. His mother Loree is a painter, children's book author, and photographer. His sister Megan Cash is an illustrator and children's book author. His wife and best friend of 19 years, Jackie Cash, is a writer and cartoonist. She has been an integral collaborator in Julian's photography career, and an equal partner in the creation of this book.

At age three Julian was at the Woodstock festival. He appears in themovie about the festival in several places. At age 9 Julian and his sister were featured in a fashion shoot on the cover of the New York Times Magazine. At age 10, the San Francisco Bay Guardian showed Julian operating a small business with his sister. By age 12 he began his photography career. Julian shot, developed, and printed self portraits and photographs of his friends posing and playing. "I still take the same type of photos that I tookwhen I was 12", says Julian. "It's the technique that I've spent my life refining."

Growing up, Julian was heavily influenced by five professional photographers who were all close friends of the Cash family. Julian took photographs throughout his young life. Julian attended Rochester Institute of Technology, which has one of the finest photography departments in the country. Julian moved from New York to San Francisco after college.

As well as being a professional photographer, Julian is an illustrator, a cartoonist, a computer programmer, and very much enjoys project management.