Photo Adventures

Don’t take photos, make photos!


The Dr. Seuss of photography, Jan von Holleben, shows children how to bend reality with no more than a smartphone and a playful outlook.


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Jan von Holleben


Photo Adventures is an activity book by photographer and professional fun-maker Jan von Holleben, who reveals the secret to bending reality using nothing more than a simple smartphone and a playful approach. With the aid of props lying about the house, and a generous dose of imagination, children will discover how to fly like a superhero by turning the ground into the sky; create a ‘brain portrait’ of what’s hiding in their heads by re-photographing an existing photo; put their parents up a pole using tricks of perspective; devise an impossible pinball machine by combining some junk with a tight picture crop; and transform siblings into one-eyed, three-legged monsters with only a mirror and a sharp camera angle!

Featuring pro tips and secret tricks from von Holleben, whose trademark photos fill the book with energy, colour and creative inspiration, Photo Adventures shows that there’s more to photography than tech wizardry or applying a filter. Using just a camera phone or basic digital camera, Jan’s addictively playful projects are readily accessible, not to mention enormous fun, for the whole family

Additional information

Weight 351 g
Dimensions 18.2 x 25 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 11 July 2019
Number of pages 96
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Text by Monte Packham
Dimensions 18.2 x 25 cm
Weight 351 g


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Jan von Holleben is a German photographer living and working in Berlin. He is the author of the photographic search-and-find book Konrad Wimmel Ist Da, and his photographs illustrate over ten books for children. His commercial clients include Die Zeit, Spiegel, Dazed and Confused, Creative Review and The Face, among others. Monte Packham is a writer and photographer based in Munich and the author of ABC Photography.