Julian Wasser started his career in photography in the Washington DC bureau of the Associated Press. While at Associated Press he met Weegee and rode with the famous news photographer as he shot photos of crime scenes in Washington. Weegee was a major influence on Wasser’s style of photography. After serving in the Navy in San Diego the former AP copyboy became a contract photographer for Time Magazine in Los Angeles doing assignments for Time, Life, and Fortune. His photographs have appeared in and been used as covers of Time, Newsweek, and People magazines in the United States.
Julian photographed the Beach Boys numerous times in the 1960s and 1970s for Time Magazine, including live concerts at the Hollywood Bowl where the band headlined "The Summer Spectacular" on July 3rd, 1965. Following performances by The Byrds, The Kinks, Sonny & Cher, The Righteous Brothers, and others The Beach Boys play their first hometown show in almost a year and bring down the house. He also did intimate shots with Carl Wilson, Mike Love and Brian Wilson during this era.
Julian has done cover assignments for The Sunday Telegraph, and The Sunday Times color supplements in London. His photos have appeared in US Magazine, Vanity Fair, TV Guide, Paris Match, Der Spiegel, Oggi, Hello, Playboy, Elle, Vogue, and GQ and in exhibitions in galleries and museums. His body of works includes iconic images of Joan Didion, Marcel Duchamp and Eve Babitz, Jack Nicholson, Anjelica Huston; and a young Jodie Foster are a classics.