About the Book
From Arctic to Antarctic, on the equator and on places between them.
Or just around the corner in Amsterdam, where Jan was born and raised.
The panoramas are made during the voyages and expeditions Jan makes. Most of them made on film sometimes digitally.
The photos are often more then 360 degrees, so a repetition of the part that already has been taken occurs. But changes that happened in the time that passed, result in a shift in time, a transformation of time and space.
Left is behind, but so is the right. Where am I myself, a new reality is created.
The images give an "impossible" view of our world.
I wanted to become a photographer at the age of sixteen and became a professional at 25 when I got my grade for photography from the Dutch "Fotovakschool". I also studied at Hans Goetze, now the Academy for Photography. In 1999 he started to make 396 degrees panoramic images and the work shifted to editorial, interactive photography for website’s. I print my photos with the latest techniques and in the highest quality, mostly in large formats and sell them at artmarkets, galleries and museums. I am in private and the ING artcollection. Exhibitions were in the Panorama Mesdag Museum, the Hague Netherlands, Artkite Museum in Detmold and Photokina Cologne Germany, Macworld San Fransisco USA and artmarkets in Amsterdam (Thorbeckeplein), Bergen, Hoorn and Bunnik.