Jan Welters: Profile



ISBN: 9788862086394 Category:

Steve Hiett


Profile is a highly personal selection of Jan’s work from the early ’90’s to 2018.

Jan’s defining images cross all kinds of fashion barriers. His respect for the models he works with is evident. His models are raw, sometimes slighty unconventional beauties, quite often with very little hair and make-up. Jan’s images are pure, powerful and evocative, getting to the very soul of the subject. Whether its an androgynous looking girl with a cowboy hat, a model smoking a cigarette on a beach, a movie star or a picture of his wife or children, the pictures are captivating in their simplicity with a very clear style that belongs only to him. His approach to his craft remains unchanged over decades, his style clear, avant-gard and transcendent of trends. Featured are among others Cate Blanchett, Helena Christensen, Eva Herzigova, PJ Harvey, Drew Barrymore, Kirsten Owen, Kylie Minogue, Tatjana Patitz, Jessica Chastain, Christy Turlington, Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Paradis, Gisele Bundchen, Natalia Vodianova, Courtney Love, Doutzen Kroes, Laetitia Casta, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jennifer Connelly, Milla Jovovich, Bella Haddid and Helen Mirren.

Additional information

Weight 1312 g
Dimensions 26 x 27 cm
Publisher name Damiani Editore
Publication date 1 June 2019
Number of pages
Format Hardback
Contributors Introduction by Iain R. Webb
Dimensions 26 x 27 cm
Weight 1312 g
Jan Welters was born in The Netherlands in 1963. Passionate by the visual arts since he was very young he studied at the St Joost Art School in Breda where he left in 1983 to become a photoassistant, first in Amsterdam and later in New York where he lived until 1989. He began his photographic career in Amsterdam, focusing on fashion and portraits. In 1992 he continued in Milan until moving to Paris in 1995. Since 2013 he calls Topanga Canyon his home where he lives with his wife and kids. Renowned in the fashion industry Jan has worked for a wide range of magazines such as the Paris, German, Dutch and American editions of Vogue, French and British Elle, Vanity Fair and Italian Marie Claire to mention a few.