Jan Welters was born and raised in Holland. Passionate by the visual arts since he was very young, he studied at the St Joost Art School in Breda where he left in 1983 to start assisting different photographers, first in Amsterdam and later in New York where he lived until 1989.
He began his photographic career in Amsterdam, focusing on fashion photography. In 1992 he continued in Milan until definitely moving to Paris in 1995, where he still lives with his wife, daughter and new born baby boy.
Over the years Jan has worked for a wide range of magazines, such as the Paris, German, and American editions of Vogue, French and British Elle, Italian Glamour, Liberation Next, Mixte, Double, Details and D la Repubblica among others.
Recent advertising jobs include Jil Sander Fragrance, Eres, Chaumet, Mango, l’Oreal, Zadig & Voltaire, Princesse Tam Tam, Roc, Garnier, Printemps, Nina Ricci, Bloomingdales and J Brand.
Since 2003 he is working on a series of portraits called ‘girls in their Superfines’, using jeans by Superfine, the label of his partner Lucy Pinter. They also work on the lookbooks together.
Jan has photographed many celebrities such as Carla Bruni, Laetitia Casta, Courtney Love, Kylie Minogue, Sophie Marceau, Emmanuelle Beart, Sienna Miller, Milla Jovovich, Lou Doillon, Freida Pinto, Marion Cotillard, Melanie Laurent, Monica Bellucci, Diane Kruger and Kate Bosworth.
Photographer: Jan Welters
Editor: Yann Weber
Model: Natasha Poly
Hair: Christian Eberhard
MakeUp: Christine Corbel
Manicure: Typhaine Kersual
Casting Director: Sibylle De Saint Phalle
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