Hi, I’m Jan and I am a photographer in Roodepoort within the West Rand, Gauteng. However, I travel anywhere, where my services are needed.
Welcome to my website. I hope you will enjoy viewing the photos!
My original profession was a Fitter and Turner and started my apprenticeship in 1969, from there I moved into the Occupational Health, Safety and Environment field in 1986 to which I still do consultancy. Photography is now my main field of work.
My goal every time I go out to do a photo shoot is to capture and tell an amazing story in images. Photo stories are what drives me. Whether its spending a day with a family, couples, model, teens to capture a photo story of them in their natural environment as everyone has a story and I want to capture it.
You don’t need to be famous to have your photo story told, everyone has a story and I want to be the person who captures it with emotional images that live forever. My goal is to make people feel like they were there while doing the photo story I am telling.
In a world of “Snapshots” and “Uninteresting” photos, allow me to please capture your photo story and leave you with photos that will make you feel their emotions and live on forever.
I like the following quotes:
A quote by Amanda Palmer: “You’re an artist when you say you are. And you’re a good artist when you make somebody else experience or feel something deep or unexpected”.
A quote by Paul Caponigro – “It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are”.
A quote by Diane Arbus – “I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them”.
A quote by Elliott Erwitt: “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them”.