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.
Awards & Features:
- 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)