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Photographer Spotlight: Jan Persson

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Jan Persson is a Swedish photographer living and working in Stockholm, making pictures in his studio since 2010. His favorite domain is black and white portraiture and fine art nudes.

Model: Nadine Lyr; Photographer: Jan Persson
Model: Sunita; Photographer: Jan Persson

Jan’s photographic interests are in many diverse forms and styles of photography. Photographers that touch his heart are always ones that make timeless portrait images, like Irving Penn, David Bailey, Paolo Roversi, and Richard Avedon.

“While others wander and rarely get the end of the path, I let deviations push me further along to ever-advancing points towards the ultimate destination: making timeless sincere and intimate portraits that freeze emotions in one still frame. The challenge is not to take a photograph, but to remove complex extraneous layers in the relationship between model and photographer. To me, beautiful is based on a woman’s interesting character, one everyone would want to know rather than classic beauty,” said Jan.

Model: Agnello Rosso; Photographer: Jan Persson
Model: Victoria; Photographer: Jan Persson

His style notes a calm regard into the person he photographs, daring to have no distraction or complication, nothing in way of technical obscurity, only showing an essential sincerity.

Jan says, “the best photographs are made when all anticipations are stripped away making that chance of fleeting volatile moments of transcending purity. Surprisingly, defying conventional expectations of what beautiful women are to other photographers, I want something ultimately more precious, the gift of a moment of intense intimacy as fragile and pure as it may be.”

Model: Natalia Tesarova; Photographer: Jan Persson
Model: Lila; Photographer: Jan Persson

Check out Jan Persson’s Model Mayhem portfolio to see more of his work. You can also follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and his website.

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