Jan Khür treats his photographs as a visual diary of sorts—documenting the people and landscapes around him in vibrant color with an analogue film camera as part of his lifelong project simply titled, “Notes.”
Jan Khür’s work is an act of observation locating the undeniably remarkable elements in the surrounding environment. Through deeply personal portraits to the touching landscapes, the whirl of emotion is discharged. Through the unfamiliar places and unacquainted people, the viewer touches on the well-known emotional aspect - the human understanding of the presented context. With his photography, Jan takes notes as if opposing the possibility of forgetting the unique moment, the peculiar scenery, the abrupt ray of light which suddenly lits up an element in the composition. The photos are a dialogue with the viewer - through silent questions, the wait is for the silent answer and interpretation.
“Somehow strangely lately I’ve been doing that less and got somewhat quieter in my photos. It’s a lot of nature and light even though I wouldn’t call it landscape photography. I think all is somewhat connected for me, so when I present my pictures in a book, I mix people with nature and I think it fits.”