Julien Apruzzese (France)

Passionate about art and science, photographer and retoucher, I see myself as an image creator. Like the painter, the realistic rendering hardly pleases me, I prefer a pictorial aesthetic, based on an interpretation of reality.

Since 2013, I have been running a photography and retouching studio dedicated to image creation for brand. Concept, light and post-production, is a full service meeting the needs of different communication poles.

Fujifilm and Profoto ambassador, Capture One Pro and Photoshop expert trainer, I am currently developing a research and development studio specializing in post-production tools.


Passionate about art and science, I first embraced the dream of a career as a sound engineer. After ten years of an exciting life and four awards, the desire had come to turn to another art form.

2012 was the year of the acquisition of my very first camera. But which one to choose? Without any knowledge yet, chance or luck (but this, I will know much later) brought me to a magazine advertisement on the X100. It seemed to match my needs but I could not say why at that point.

This piece of equipment seemed to perfectly embody photography thanks to a clever mix of tradition and modernity. And as I worked harder and harder on my photographic skills, the X100 became my daily companion and my best teacher as it focused on what was essential in photography.

Then I used the X-E1 with the XF35mmF1.4 R lens and in 2013, a revolution – an update featuring the WYSWYG (What You See is What You Get) option – urged me to use the manual mode for good. This same year I opened my photography studio in the south of Paris.

The studio became more and more renowned and in 2014, the X Series was mature enough to release the X-T1 which I was honored to purchase together with the XF56mmF1.2 R and XF23mmF1.4 R lenses.

And shooting in manual mode became like playing the piano, with my right hand on the shutter speed dial and aperture ring, my left hand on the ISO sensitivity dial and my eye to the viewfinder which displayed all my adjustments in real time. In addition, I could view my shot for 0.5s in a revolutionary electronic viewfinder, which made it possible to never take my eyes away from the scene.

Today, the GFX series is an integral part of my photographic work, the GFX 50R, accompanied by the GF63mmF2.8 R and the GF110mmF2 R, opening the doors to the wonderful world of the Medium Format and its unique photographic quality. The Fujifilm brand saw the birth of my photography, did what I am today, so it has my utmost respect.


  • GFX 50R
  • GF110mmF2 R LM WR