Nois7 / Robert Jahns
Germany / Malta
Five penguins crossing East 41st street in snowy New York – one after the other like The Beatles on the famous „Abbey Road“-cover. An elephant tied to a bundle of colorful helium balloons floating above The Big Apple. A whale swimming through Canal Grande in Venice. These are stunning visual worlds - extraordinary and captivating as well as highly original. They surprise the viewer with the unexpected in a brilliant real-like look, even though everybods knows that such scenarios or perspectives are actually impossible – beyond dreams or fantasies. The imaginative artworks are created by a German with an ambition for perfection in craftsmanship. So this inquisitive autodidact became one of the world’s leading modern Digital Artists, Photographers and Creative Directors. With over 1.7 million followers in 2023 on his pseudonym’s account by the name of Nois7 he’s noted as one of the world’s 50 Best Instagram photographers to follow – an international multi-awarded success reached by the combination of constant creativity and a masterfully approach to clever photo manipulation.
Nois7 / Robert Jahns
Germany / Malta
„An image has to tell a story“, Robert Jahns explains on mymodernmet.com. And that this statement is his personal credo also he emphasized in an interview with designboom.com: „I always tell a story with my artworks.“ For doing so the self-employed lone fighter creates „a whole new world of imagery“, states popwebdesign.net. „He captures people, animals, and nature in his photographs, and then twists them. He manipulates the reality to make magic. The surreal photo manipulations that he does are simply – breathtaking.“
Everything started for Robert Jahns (* 15 September 1987 in Rheda, North-Rhine Westfalia, Germany) when his father presented the then 15-year-old a new camera. It opened another way of artistic expression for him, who „played piano and guitar in a band, learned how to paint on canvas and loved to write“ (instagramers.com). The first photo that the teenager took was of a flower in the garden. "Creating art always was and is my passion. With my unique art, I’m able to show the world the visuals I have in mind," the trained media designer told boredpanda.com. For transferring the pictures from the in- to the outside, it was obvious getting into image editing early on – thanks to the raster graphics editors Photoshop and Lightroom.
Robert Jahns‘ creativity reached a new level as soon as he owned an iPhone and discovered apps like ArtStudio, Filterstorm, Snapseed or VSCO. It took him three years up until a personal style was found. The young artist posted his first image on Instagram on January, 28th, 2012, although his account was still set private back then. After seeing other photographers getting a lot of feedback, it was opened and the newcomer „wowed social media-savvy art enthusiasts with his stunning surreal photographs of locations around the globe“ (dailymail.co.uk).
In 2015 Robert Jahns travelled the world in 100 days and brought back 450 gigabyte of photos that stocked up the pile of his massive archive. The huge image-bank is essential for realizing such „carefully crafted compositions“ (mymodernmet.com) that come to life by blending single shots in to one piece finally.
„I constantly get new ideas“, the lover of surreal art told phlearn.com. „I’m sitting at the computer, I’m looking through images and see such which I think are interesting. And I always think, “What if?” This question opens everything up for me.“ He‘s working on 200 different artworks at the same time. It takes between two hours or several days to complete one! How is it even possible to keep one's driving force going with this high number of work processes running in parallel? „I try to push my creativity and it’s my personal challenge because I see so many photographers who put out the same photos every time. It’s their style, which is okay, but there’s no unique concept to it.“ Robert Jahns has found his by the artist’s name Nois7. Nowadys he mainly uses a Canon camera plus Canon lenses and creates his artworks on the screen with the aid of Photoshop as his favourite.
The man that popwebdesign.net calls „a master of illusions“ has received numerous awards and was ranked number 1 worldwide in the Art-section of Instagram’s „Top 100 Photographers in the web“. His surreal works of art – some are available as custom prints in various formats through his website – are exhibited internationally. 2018 saw the publication of his 144 pages strong illustrated book „World of Dreams – A story in pictures“.
No wonder that global companies like adidas, Asus, Cadillac, hp, Huawei, Mercedes-Benz, Nike, Sony or The Ritz-Carlton assure the exceptional talents of the former art director in an advertising agency. All that caused a buzz in the media too. Publications from Business Insider (UK) to Hürriyet (Turkey), The Huffington Post and Wired (US) featured this creative.
Despite all that and having worked with top model Tyra Banks Mr. Jahns‘ basic approach to this work remains the old one still: „I want to inspire people to dream big“, the lover of books and music told phlearn.com, „to think outside the box, and to live… to have a positive outlook on life.“
Robert Jahns lives and works on Malta/Republic of Malta.