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To visualize an idea by taking a photograph adds a second level of information to your presentation that goes far beyond the written or spoken word. It focuses the viewer’s attention, triggers emotion and polarizes. Creating a photograph that lives up to your idea will take time and patience. Let’s sit down, have a coffee or two and talk about it. We’ll figure it out! I am an outdoor and adventure photo- and videographer based in Munich, Germany, who loves to travel and tell stories with my work.

Outdoor
At home Outdoors
As the Population of this beautiful planet keeps growing cities get more and more crowded. The great wide open is where people are headed on their day off. Not everybody gets to go everywhere. Let’s take them on an adventure!
People
Talking about Faces!
Taking a portrait is something very personal. It’s about trust, about perceiving the very right moment and about respect and empathy. You have to know the boundaries and sometimes you have to cross them.
Editorial
Don't sell a product, tell a story!
If words are all you have to describe your idea it’s hard to live up to it. Go ahead and add some imagery. Photographs can tell a whole story within a split second. Keep it simple!
Taking the Outdoors in

I have been many places. Inside the box ain't one of them.

If you start working on a new project you start with an urge: you have something on your mind you want to share with the world. Maybe you have a plan on how to present your idea already, maybe not. Ideas grow when you start a conversation, when you are in a place where you feel free to speak your mind.

Sometimes you might get stuck and sometimes things don’t work out the way you planned. And sometimes that might be the best thing that could have happened. Sometimes you need to think outside the box.

Let's talk about it!
before we get started,
let’s figure out what you actually need! Step on by and tell me about your ideas.
Take control!
Be a part of the decisions
being made throughout the process. I’ll be your guide. We’ll figure out what suits your needs best!
Expertise and new Ideas
make the difference.
I’m equipped to bring your imagination to life. Together we can create something mind-blowing.
Post Production
is a game changer nowadays.
Take advantage of the immense variety of possibilities. It might be possible, even if it’s beyond your imagination!

WHAT WE DO

Think, add, add, delete, rethink, add, delete, start all over again. Think.

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Photographs make time stand still for a split second. They can hold on to a memory or show your perspective.

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Kunstlabor by MUCA - Teaser
Opening 13.10.2018 in Munich

Videos are a great opportunity to tell a story. They add the “little something” and allow you to include more information in a way that is pleasant to consume.

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Iceland, Outdoor, Photography
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Postproduction nowadays is the one thing you can’t avoid. It gives you a variety of new possibilities with almost no boundaries.

HI! I’M JANA

I am an outdoor and adventure photo- and videographer based in Munich, Germany, who loves to travel and tell stories with my work.

When I am not on production, I serve as chairwoman of the board of FREELENS e.V. and Leader at the Female Photoclub e.V. in Munich. There we proudly represent our fellow colleagues and fight for improvement in the field of photography in these tough times.
During my studies I got the chance to work with Bill Frakes and Straw Hat Visuals for Sports Illustrated, Nikon and Manfrotto in the US. Having completed my bachelor degree I founded KontraPixel in 2013, which has developed since then from classic freelance photography to a multi-channel content creating engine.
In the summer of 2019, I have launched the project THIS IS NOT TO BE SEEN *by future generations, a long term photographic documentation in times of man-made climate change. Shooting mostly travel and advertising and thereby displaying some of the most beautiful, but precious areas in the world, the pressure on the environment rises through the large number of people that force thread by visiting. I accept that I am part of the problem and face the discussion..
The first series ‚Iceland‘ has been shown in a solo exhibition at Bosco Gauting and during several group exhibitions.
In the beginning of 2021 #she is outdoors was founded by me, as an Award for Women’s Outdoor Gear – leading change for Women in Outdoor Sports and Advertising of Sports-Brands.
Working for various Outdoor and Sports Brands, producing content, brand images and videos, I also photograph for Outdoor Magazines. For big productions I work with a team of photographers and athletes on a regular basis.

PORTFOLIO

My favorite works from the past few years. Some personal, some for clients. Feel free to ask what ever comes to mind. I’d love to hear your opinion.

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NOT TO BE SEEN
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PRODUCT
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PORTRAIT
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CAMPO IMPERATORE
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FINE ART
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ICELAND
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E//SCAPES
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ISTANBUL - SURFACES
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FACES
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VIDEO
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AT HOME OUTDOORS
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ROCK IT
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GREAT FREEDOM
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PEOPLE

CLIENTS’ TESTIMONIALS

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Jana Erbs KONTRAPIXEL is colorful, moving and innovative. She helped us on quite a few productions and surprised us with professional and unique results and proved that there is only one strong partner for Outdoor and editorial photography: KONTRAPIXEL
One Inch Dreams
Johannes Olszewski
KontraPixel has shaped our shop visually with quite a few means. Ranging from a short video documentation with Willi Weitzel for Samsungs Gear VR glasses to an exhibition with fine art prints about Norway to creating photographs used for decoration.
Globetrotter
Simone Heer

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