About

I'm a visual artist and fine art photographer from Hamburg, focused on atmospheric and abstract landscape photography of the North: Norway, Iceland, Greenland and beyond.

My approach is all about slow, conscious travel. A truly stunning landscape photo takes patience, especially in the North, with its rugged terrain and highly unpredictable weather.

I was always drawn to the North. Exploring the cold, raw beauty of its landscapes became a form of meditation for me, and photography a way to preserve those fleeting memories. My personal projects are a visual journal; a glimpse into my own imagination. These moments of quiet contemplation are where some of my most distinctive work originates.

My focus is on capturing remote, rarely seen places and perspectives.

I usually spend several weeks at each location, speaking with locals and discovering the small, hidden spots and unique stories. I’m truly fascinated by the periphery, places where people have settled in seemingly impenetrable landscapes. The vast expanse, dotted by remnants of civilization: abandoned houses or remains of old and forgotten industries.

The stark contrast between the natural and human-altered landscape - surreal and mesmerizing.

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Northlandscapes – Jan Erik Waider | Atmospheric landscape photography of the North: Norway, Iceland, Greenland and beyond

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, Møblér, Ogilvy & Mather, Patagonia, Penguin Books, Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, Visit Faroe Islands and Weber Grills.

Represented by:

Markenfilm Hamburg GmbH
Vorwerkstr. 12, 20357 Hamburg, Germany

Thorsten Hickman: thorsten.hickman@markenfilm.de
Mobile: +49 170 9011626 / Phone: +49 40 80007-373

Fine Art Landscape Photography by Jan Erik Waider
Fine Art Landscape Photography by Jan Erik Waider
Fine Art Landscape Photography by Jan Erik Waider
Fine Art Landscape Photography by Jan Erik Waider
Fine Art Landscape Photography by Jan Erik Waider
Fine Art Landscape Photography by Jan Erik Waider
Fine Art Landscape Photography by Jan Erik Waider
Fine Art Landscape Photography by Jan Erik Waider
Fine Art Landscape Photography by Jan Erik Waider
Fine Art Landscape Photography by Jan Erik Waider
Fine Art Landscape Photography by Jan Erik Waider