Our Staff

Jan Starnes

Jan Starnes

Head of Photography (Associate Director)

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7016 1773, Email: jan@dnw.co.uk

Jan Starnes joined DNW on a full time basis in September 2011 and now heads our very busy photographic department, where every single lot for the coin, medal, militaria, paper money and jewellery auctions is photographed.

Jan ran her own photographic business for 30 years before joining DNW, covering all aspects of photography from portraits and weddings to studio and commercial.

She first turned her attention to coin photography in 1995. Working for auction houses, museums and private collectors.

Amongst her commissions was photographing the entire collection of 16,000 coins at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham University, and installing the images onto a custom built database on their computer system. She also provided the images for their ‘Talking Coins’, ‘Encounters’(in collaboration with the British Museum), Sacred and Profane (Eton/Myers collection) and ‘Cityscapes’ (again with the British Museum) exhibitions.

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford also commissioned Jan to photograph 10,000 coins for a 10 - volume sylloge of Islamic coins. Her other numismatic clients have included Professor Michael Metcalf, William Stancomb, Chris Martin, Professor Dimitar Dragonov and Chris Rudd to name a few.