Landscape photography by Jan Erik Waider – capturing the raw stillness of the Nordic countries.
In my eyes, the special allure of the North has always been its rugged charm and pristine beauty. However, apart from those exceptional landscapes it is the unique quality of light that draws me again and again in this direction, and Hamburg has proven to be my ideal base.
During my many trips and through numerous projects, I have gathered valuable geographical information about Iceland, Norway and Greenland in particular. This knowledge helps me to find the most exclusive locations for professional outdoor photo shoots. But more importantly, I am used to handling the extreme and often unpredictable weather conditions that occur in northern countries, which can require a high degree of improvisation to navigate.
Furthermore, I have built a growing network of reliable regional partners with access to local resources, from location scouts and model agencies to film producers and professional equipment rentals. My clients profit directly from my network partners as this allows me to offer competitive quotes for an all-in service that is most reliable.
I offer a broad range of applications for my clients – from high-end food packaging and inspiring key visuals for tourism campaigns, to smartphone backgrounds and large-scale prints for retail stores.
Winter fashion shoot for AETHER Apparel (Iceland, 2015)
Photo for the poster of the 'Vikings Live' exhibition at the British Museum, London
Winter fashion shoot for AETHER Apparel (Iceland, 2016)
Portfolio — Recent Work
The North with its unique change of seasons offers a rich variety of scenes to stage your product and to narrate its story perfectly:
The Viking Village
Remains of Winter
Dark & Monochrome
Sea of Fog
Portfolio — Complete Works
All my projects and personal work can be found on the portfolio platform Behance: behance.net/northlandscapes
"When working with Jan, he understands the moody landscapes and aspirational travel stories we like to tell. His images capture the atmospheric wanderlust of our brand"
— Leslie Casanova
AETHER Apparel, Los Angeles, USA
Press & Publications
A selection of publications and press mentions from recent years:
I'll look after your project from concept to implementation. The result is images that have an emotional appeal and tell mesmerizing stories.
- Professional organization, project management and administration
- Creative support in concept development
- Contract management, licensing and buy-outs
- Extensive and valuable partner network
- Location scouting for photo and film productions
- Professional post-production and retouching
- Photographic workshops and photo tours for small groups or individuals
Contact & Booking
Are you planning an outdoor photo shoot, or do you want to purchase a commercial image license? Contact me now:
NORTHLANDSCAPES - Jan Erik Waider
Dunckersweg 1a, 22111 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 160 5726058
I have been using Lightroom since version 2 and developed numerous presets for myself, which simplified and streamlined my workflow significantly. A lot of these presets are now available on Presetbase.com – my online shop for Lightroom Presets that will enhance your photos quickly and easily.