Jan von Holleben

Dreams of Flying

Crossing the desert on the back of a dog, or searching for lost treasures on the bottom of the ocean. Jan von Holleben’s photographs make nostalgic dreams come true.

Jan brings the influences of his parents – a cinematographer and child therapist – to his work. His focus on the visual representation of childhood, child history and concepts of playing come from his teacher training course, and he combines these theories with his personal experience and childhood memories. Inspired by classic childhood books as well as modern superheroes, he has been producing ‘Dreams of Flying’ since 2002 with children from his neighbourhood in South West Germany – ongoing.