Born in Hamburg, Germany in 1984, Jan Breckwoldt developed his passion for adventures and the outdoors early in his life by joining the Boy Scouts and his local hockey club.
He travelled to Australia for the first time in 2004 as part or a round-the-world trip, returning to study in 2007. Returning to Germany temporarily to finish his MBA (Marketing and Tourism) , he’s lived in Sydney since 2011 where he works as a Risk & Compliance officer for an online marketplace.
If he's not out and about exploring Sydney and its surroundings, Jan is probably trying to get on top of his editing backlog, planning the next adventure, catching up with friends or watching movies.
Make sure you follow Jan on Instagram to not miss out on his next adventure.
Dooleys Camera Club: ‘My Journey as Photographer’ (14 Feb 2020)
Penrith RSL Photographic Club: ‘My Journey as Photographer’ (10 Feb 2020)
St George Motor Boat Photographic Club: ‘My Journey as Photographer’ (8 Oct 2019)
Norths Photographic Society: ‘Weekend Adventures NSW & Around the World’ (12 Feb 2019)
Awards & Features:
David Malin Astro Awards: Honourable Mention - Nightscapes (19 Jul 2019)
Sydney.com Photographer of the Month (Jul 2019)
Camera House: Photo Friday Competition Winner (Jun 2019)
Darling Harbour Vivid Photo Competition: Winner (Jun 2019)
The Sunday Telegraph: Heaven-sent Inspiration: Rotation - Bay of Fires Star Trail photo (1 Jul 2018)
Auckland Festival of Photography: Doors of Newtown & Erskineville (Jun 2018) - part of the Head On Landscape Awards
Canon Australia: No One Sees It Like: Jan (Apr 2018)
Wandoan Show 2018 - Photo Competition: Winner (Places)
Wandoan Show 2018 - Photo Competition: 2nd place (People's Choice)
Tigerair Australia: Tigertales Magazine (Apr 2018) - part of the Head On Landscape Awards
Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation: Doors of Newtown & Erskineville (Mar-May 2018) - part of the Head On Landscape Awards
Destination NSW 'What I love about NSW' competition 2017: Winner
Exposure 2017: Central Coast Photographic Prize: Finalist (Postcards of the Coast)
Exposure 2017: Central Coast Photographic Prize: Finalist (The Natural World)
Head On Photo Awards 2017: Finalist (Landscape)
Capture Magazine: Australia's Top -Emerging Photographer 2017: Overall Runner-Up
Capture Magazine: Australia's Top Emerging Photographer 2017: Winner (Architecture)
The Weekend Australian Magazine (1 Apr 2017)
Australian Photography Magazine: Photographer of the Year 2016: Finalist (Landscape)
Being YOUnique Photo Competition 2016: Winner (Wildlife)
Being YOUnique Photo Competition 2016: Finalist (Landscape)
Illawarra Mercury: Cover Photo (20 Sep 2015)