Jana was born in 1983 and raised in northern Germany near the dutch border. when she finally came of age, she decided to enroll at the University of Applied Sciences in Dortmund, specializing in fashion photography and portraiture. After graduation she moved to Berlin and became an assistant first, what introduced her to the tough side of the fashion industry. Carrying heavy equipment, retouching high-end advertising campaigns and travelling the world, Jana quickly learned the ropes and, after two years of working for someone else, she decided to become a full-time photographer. She managed to find a huge studio space in a rather shabby area of Berlin and has been working in this first floor factory loft and on international locations ever since.