Jan is a portrait and documentary photographer based in London. His personal work largely focuses on groups, communities and subcultures and he aims always to capture subjects honestly and truthfully. He believes that the connection and trust between a photographer and sitter is vital to a good portrait, almost second to the technical aspects of a shot, and he spends a deal of time getting to know subjects and the communities they are part of. Where possible Jan chooses to shoot on film which gives him and his subjects less distractions and a nostalgic look to an image.
His personal work has been published in a number of magazines and online platforms including BBC online, Metropolitan, Vice and i-D and his client list for commissioned work includes Virgin EMI Records, Abbey Road Studios, Newsweek and the Sunday Telegraph.
In 2015 his portrait The Nelson’s Head received gold prize at The Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition
2017 - Photofusion Award - Photofusion Salon 17'
2016 - Parallax Analogue Award - Photofusion Salon 16'
2015 - Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 158 Gold Award
2015 - Photography Annual Awards : Honorable Mention
2014 - International Photography Awards : Honorable Mention in a People/Portrait category
2018- Photo Vogue Festival: "Embracing Diversity", BASE, Milan, Italy
2018- "When Ethics Meets Aesthetics", Leica Gallery, Milan, Italy
2017 - Photofusion Salon 17', Photofusion Gallery, London
2017 - Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 160
2016 - Photofusion Salon 16', Photofusion Gallery, London
2015 - Portrait Salon, Tea Embassy Gallery, London
2015 - Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 158
2014 - Portrait Salon, Four Corners, London
2012 - East Meets West, Quad, Derby
2015 - Pubs of East London, Bethnal Green Working Mens Club, London, UK
2013 - Have you seen the green? MAC Birmingham, UK
Abbey Road Studios, ByDeluxe*, The Sunday Telegraph, N Magazine, PORT Magazine, Newsweek, Profile Books, Serpent's Tale, Sort of Books, Virgin/EMI Records, Lightship 95, Wallpaper* Magazine