Riverhead Trees
Syracuse University
Riverhead Diner
Orchid Bud Collage
Parachute Jump
Orchard Street Girl
Bug Lighthouse
Vermont Barn
Brooklyn Bridge Piano

Jan Altes

"There are always two people in every picture:  the photographer and the viewer”.                        Ansel Adams


Form changes from moment to moment and by shifting the camera one little bit, you create something different.  It becomes a visual experience that is different for everyone.  I believe a successful image is one that shows something you see everyday or something that you have never seen before but resonates emotionally deep inside of us.


Jan has taken photography courses at The New School, Queensborough Community College, and Molloy College, and especially enjoys the creativity of the digital darkroom.  She is a member of the Manhasset/Great Neck Camera Club, Photo Artists’ Network, The Long Island Center of Photography and a PFLI judge.


Jan has won numerous awards and her work has been widely exhibited on Long Island.  Jan also won a Merit Award and was published in Black and White Magazine and in Paumanok II Interwoven, an anthology of poetry and photography by Long Islanders.