Born to Dutch parents in Jakarta, the former Dutch colony of Indonesia. Jan returned to the Netherlands (Holland) to study graphic design at the acclaimed “Gerrit Rietveld Academie” furthering his passion he went on to study at the Royal College of Art, Amsterdam.
While shooting for swimwear and lingerie clients worldwide including Hunkemoller (the Victoria’s Secret of Europe), Jan has seen the Hunkemoller brand expand to the Russian, Dubai and Caribbean markets. If you see a lingerie billboard while walking or driving in Europe it is more likely to be Jan’s work.
As with all of Jan’s clients, including the Italian swimwear line CosaBella, his attention to detail and more importantly his eye for the frame has captured a long list of clients as far a field as Japan. Similarly every major fashion magazine in Milan, Paris, London and New York has shot with Jan for their covers. A catalog of Jan’s covers and interviews are displayed here.
In the spring of 2011 Jan will open his own photo studio, Soho Studios in Milan, Italy. You can preview the Milano photo studio here.
Jan welcomes your comments and suggestions, should you wish to inquire as to Jan’s availability you may also use the contact form by clicking here.