Hi, I’m Jan Augustin.
I’m a enthusiastic German-Australian photographer.
Since my early childhood I’ve been passionate about drawing pictures. My passion for photography started in a shaded room watching my Dad’s photo slides projected on a wall. When I was about six years old I inherited my first camera, a plastic box film camera from my uncle. From that moment, my passion for photography was born. I bought my first second hand camera from money I saved during my years as an apprentice printer. In recent years I swapped from film to digital and I am still overwhelmed by its endless possibilities.
Today, photography has become a substantial part of my life as it connects my hobbies of painting and photography. Once Man Ray quoted, “I paint what cannot be photographed”, however I admit there is not enough time in life to do so, therefore, I use photography as a reaction to the world I live in to capture a series of fleeting moments which might say something significant and make them timeless.
“Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.” (Ansel Adams)