Jan has had many photographic adventures, during her over twenty years shooting, from south to north on different continents, in studio, and on location. Some of which include, hanging out of helicopters for aerials, capturing images of ocean rescues in South Africa; photographing under ground in goldmines, in the subarctic; coal mines in Africa, as well as international people assignments; photographing political heads, and celebrities, from African Zulu chiefs to celebrities and heads of state.
She completed photographic studies in South Africa with distinction in advertising and commercial photography, while completing an honours thesis in specialist food and drink photography, where she later lectured full-time. Simply The Best of Cooking was the best selling cookbook that propelled her into product photography while managing the regional photographic division of South Africa’s leading public relations firm, before moving to Toronto.
Currently based in Toronto she regularly travels to shoot in the United Kingdom and Italy. She has won numerous international photo awards specialising in Product Splash Still life, and Food& Drink photography. Jan skills merge creative and technical expertise providing client narratives within carefully designed creative imagery.
Jan works in studio or on location providing meticulous attention to all client creative needs. Her extensive experience includes shooting for advertising, design, publishing and editorial clients; creating imagery that reflects her knowledge in lighting and visual problem-solving skills. She is assisted by a creative in-house team supporting client projects from start to finish; including integrating all aspects of development, concept, design, styling through shooting, and carefully orchestrated creative processes – providing meticulously finished in-house post-production services.