About me

I am a visual artist and fine art photographer from Hamburg, specializing in abstract landscapes of the northern latitudes, with a particular focus on water and ice.

My work seeks to uncover the hidden beauty in nature’s details, often overlooked in traditional landscape photography. I love discovering the extraordinary in the seemingly mundane, whether at the foot of a glacier in Iceland or on my doorstep in the forest. Capturing and sharing those experiences through photos is just as important to me.

Northlandscapes – Jan Erik Waider

By exploring unusual perspectives and intricate patterns, my photographs reveal a world beyond the obvious motifs, inviting viewers to see familiar environments in a new light.

Photography became my way of sharing experiences during my solo travels and my images serve as a visual diary, vividly recalling the emotions, moments, and sensory experiences of each place.

I have always been captivated by the North. Exploring the cold, raw beauty of its landscapes and roaming around with my camera brings me happiness and a feeling of being fully present. For me, it's not always about returning with the perfect photos – sometimes, that's just an added bonus. Repeated visits to familiar locations deepen my connection to these places, enhancing the authenticity of my photos. I spend time truly experiencing each location, ensuring it aligns with my artistic vision.

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Selected clients

I have worked with numerous companies and agencies from around the globe, including Apple, AETHER Apparel, Atlantic Airways, Bosch, British Museum, Desenio, German Maritime Museum, GQ China, HTC, Icelandair, MΓΈblΓ©r, Ogilvy & Mather, Patagonia, Penguin Books, Radisson Blu Hotels, Visit Faroe Islands, Weber Grills and Xiaomi.

Awards
Abstract landscape photography by Northlandscapes, Jan Erik Waider
Abstract landscape by Northlandscapes Photography
Abstract landscape photography by Northlandscapes, Jan Erik Waider
Abstract landscape photography by Northlandscapes, Jan Erik Waider
Abstract landscape photography by Northlandscapes, Jan Erik Waider
Abstract landscape photography by Northlandscapes, Jan Erik Waider
Abstract landscape photography by Northlandscapes
Fine Art Landscape Photography by Northlandscapes, Jan Erik Waider
Fine Art Landscape Photography by Northlandscapes, Jan Erik Waider
Abstract landscape photography by Northlandscapes, Jan Erik Waider
Abstract landscape photography by Northlandscapes, Jan Erik Waider
Abstract landscape by Northlandscapes Photography
Abstract landscape photography by Northlandscapes