Jannick Clausen APP M.Photog - 2016 AIPP Australian Professional Landscape Photographer of the Year
This award is something every entrant dreams of winning. It is a bittersweet win as my father was not here to see. To be named Australian Landscape Photographer of the year has been one of my proudest moments. This has been a fabulous recognition for many years of hard work, amazing journeys and all my supporters over the years. My images were all photographed in Denmark on a family visit to see my Dad who was not well. Unfortunately, he lost his battle with cancer while I was there and the images I captured were photographed with my Mum while going out on day trips following days from Dads passing.The image from Valdemar's castle "reflection image" is extra special to me as the lone figure you see on the left side is my Mum.
My name is Jannick Clausen, I was born in Denmark and moved to Australia at the age of 14 with my parents. I was first introduced to cameras by my Dad who was a keen photographer himself. My professional photography career launched when I was hired to be a sports photographer for an international paintball magazine travelling around Europe and the United States of America covering tournaments. I travelled around and after a few years moved back home to Australia where I started my own business photographing weddings, portraits and fine art landscapes.