Biography

Award winning photographer Jan Wilson was born into a farming family in Nantwich, Cheshire and studied Horticulture at Berkshire College of Agriculture  and then followed this up with a course in Landscape Photography at Newbury College.  Jan’s stunning portfolio exhibits all to be celebrated in a rural setting, from incredible landscapes to exquisite shots of animals. Her work has featured in a Cheshire exhibition and in publications such as, Sheep Farmer, Farmers Weekly, Farmers Guardian and local newspapers.

Her work won a highly commended award by judges in the Photography Competition “Women in Farming” at the International Rural Women’s Conference in Adelaide, Australia in 2015.

As a photographer for over 30 years,  Jan uses Canon camera’s to create the perfect shots. Jan combines her technical camera skills, along with her in depth knowledge of country life to craft some of the most beautiful images imaginable; sometimes taking shots in early mornings or late evenings to use natural light to enhance her photography.

“If my photographs just inspire someone to go and visit a particular place… then what more can I ask for? We have a beautiful country and it is nice to share it with others”.

It’s undeniable that Jan has a unique ability to capture rural Cheshire in a way that truly reflects her passion and respect for all aspects of life in the countryside. Dedicated to the countryside and photography, Jan is also an organiser of the Countryside Pursuits area at Nantwich Agricultural show, giving her valuable knowledge of countryside issues and experience working with animals. Naturally with her heart in the great outdoors when she’s not capturing rural Cheshire, she’s out enjoying it, walking or shooting and when time allows enjoys making fruit gins and cheese.

You can keep up to date with Jan’s activities on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BrackendalePhotography, by following her blog, ‘Out and About’ or email her personally at  brackendalephoto@aol.com

All photographs are © of Brackendale Photography