Words by Chris Black
Photography by Justin Chung

Julian Klincewicz, Filmmaker

San Diego, CA

Julian Klincewicz is invariably in motion. His creative to-do list spans across disciplines, from photography to music and film. He is softly spoken, with an easy manner that reveals an inherent confidence in his creativity — a confidence which might be expected from someone whose clients have included Beyoncé, Kanye West, Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein. All this, and he’s barely twenty-three. Nonetheless, the fact that his lo-fi, ethereal aesthetic has attracted big names seems somehow beyond the point. His success is the byproduct of a simple character trait: unstoppable curiosity.
Klincewicz grew up in San Diego, where he was raised by his mother, an artist who taught at a Waldorf school. Based on the educational philosophy of Rudolph Steiner, Waldorf schools seek to cultivate intellectual, artistic, and practical skills in an integrated and holistic manner. Klinecewicz was encouraged to experiment and learn things at his own pace. "It was very hands-on, a practice of learning through doing,” he explains. “It pushed me to value critical thinking, and ultimately to be able to form my own opinions.” He pauses, deep in reflection. “None of this would have been possible without support. I was taught to believe in my own ability, and that changed the course of my life.”

Full story available in Faculty Department Vol. 2

Photographed in 2019 – San Diego, CA