2022 winner: Jan
CREATING A WINNING IMAGE
Hi Jan, you won the EIZO Student Award 2023 edition with a beautiful photo.
Can you take us on your journey to creating this image? What went through your mind, how did you find the location, did you have a specific result in mind, a story you wanted to tell through that photo?
In my photographic work I deal with everyday life. The camera always in the pocket and the right intuition I catch moments that often last only a short moment. I shoot portraits in which emotions flare up, scenes that hold an infinite calm or snapshots that want to tell a story. Because I shoot analog, my images take on a depth that is often unattainable with a digital camera.
This year’s general theme is “red green blue” and how these three colors make out our entire experience of the world around us.
What advice would you give people who want to enter the EIZO Student Awards this year?
I think it's important to be confident with your work and present it like this, and even if it doesn't work out, be happy to get opportunities like this open call and maybe get inspired by the other participants.
You won an EIZO ColorEdge CS2470, a state-of-the-art monitor for photographers and videographers. How has it helped you become a better creative, what benefits have you found and where has it supported your work most?
The screen is excellent, I use it in many areas of my work. Whether it's photo editing, video editing, drawing or just watching movies for inspiration. I am very grateful to have this, so big thanks to EIZO at this point.