Jan Zwart was born and raised in the center of Amsterdam, Netherlands. He attended a technical school and specialized in ship’s carpentry. He has lived in the Canary Islands, Spain, the U.S. and in the south of France and worked as a fisherman, banana farmer, service station attendant and fois gras producer.
After travelling extensively in Africa, Asia and South America, he became a professional photographer in 1986.
Since 1992 Jan is a member of the Photographers Association Netherlands (PANL) and since 1998 a member of the Association of Photographers England.
Awards and honours: PANL Kodak Award (4 gold and 5 silver Awards, 9 Merits and 46 nominations). The AOP has honoured his work with 1 silver Award, 1 Merit and 2 nominations.
This romantic image of a red-leafed maple in full bloom is a fresh take on photographs of romantic images of roses. A...
This intriguing portrait of an old man, spliced up, draws from the aesthetics of Cubism. Seeing the portrait from...
Shot from a quirky perspective, Jan Zwart captures the shadows and outlines of the passers-by as they cross the floor...