Eleven seconds…That’s all the time I had to take a portrait of Julian. While he was installing three large sculpture pieces at MANA Contemporary for “All The Best Artists Are My Friends”, curated by Ray Smith; Julian was kind enough to pause long enough to allow me to take his portrait. As I focused my camera and took my first shot, I watched Julian for that “right” expression to emerge; five camera clicks later he ran his fingers through his hair, I knew the shoot was over. The installation process of his sculptures was rigorous and felt dramatic. Watching Julian install each piece personally with his team was like watching a Master Conductor lead a Symphony Orchestra. He showed power, restraint and incredible artistic finesse.