For more work please visit: janvonholleben.com
Jan is not a photographer. Yes without the camera he can't live either. He also needs gallons of herbal tea, tons of muesli and some well colored socks to be happy and productive.
Born 1977 to a child therapist and a camera man, he enjoyed his chilhood in the countryside with far too much freedom and love, studied teacher for handicapped children in 1999 at PH Freiburg / Germany for some boring months before heading to a brighter future as student theory and history of photography at SIAD in Farnham / UK.
He then, starting 2002, worked as picture editor, artistic director, photographic director and photographic agent for various magazines and agencies within the London photographic industry before taking himself serious and pretending to be photographer - decorated with far too many awards, publications and exhibitions.
He still loves the game and will most likely continue for another while !
His favourite collaborators are: his friends and any pirates, fairies, dragons, monsters and punks that are about. Also the sun behind some tiny clouds, Zeit Magazin, Neon Magazine Dazed&Confused, Geo and Steidl Publishers.
Otherwise he greatly fancies loads of cups of green tea, Bircher Musli, colourful socks & sneakers, his bike and walking in the mountains, Yo yo yo!
2011 -Slippy Floor, Pavlovs Dog, Berlin
2011 -The Pleasure is all Mine, Finch&Ada, New York
2010 -Why We Love Photography, HOST Gallery, London
2010 -Nur gespielt, Städtische Galerie Friedrichsbau, Bühl
2010 -White Lakes, pool gallery, Berlin, collaborative works of Michelle Jezierski and Jan von Holleben
2009 -Mutatis Mutandis, Farmani Gallery, New York
2009 -Slideluck Potshow, Santa Fe
2009 -Liebesorte, c/o Berlin
2008 -Dreams of Flying, Graniph, Sydney
2008 -Kleines Glück Grosses Spiel, UNO Gallery, Stuttgart
Forthcoming- "Things that had to happen"-on John Baldessari, Steidl Publishers, Göttingen
2011 -Adventures in Editora, The Photographer's Office, Berlin
2010 -Ho Ho Ho, The Photographer's Office, Berlin
2009 -Mutatis Mutandis, The Photographer's Office, London
2009 -Dreams of Flying vol.2, The Photographer's Office, London
2008 -Traume vom Fliegen, Hoffmann & Campe, Hamburg
2008 -The Snowbed , The Photographer's Office, London
2007 -11-21, The Photographer's Office, London
2007 -1585 Deutsche Borse + Xchange, Corps, Dusseldorf
2006 -Dreams of flying, The Photographer's Office, London