In this section I present my free work. As I already mention in my cv on these pages, I have been interested in photography since childhood. I began to devote myself more intensively to this medium after graduating from the Prague School of Photography. Throughout my work, I was mainly interested in photographs of city views, the periphery and industrial landscapes. At the same time, I devoted myself to reportage and documentaries. Except for a short period when I experimented with color roll film, my work was characterized by raw black and white contrast photography. Over the course of 20 years, I organized around thirty exhibitions in the Czech Republic and abroad (exhibition section below), some photos were awarded in the Prague Photo and Czech Press Photo competitions. I would divide my work into four parts according to the type of camera I was working with at the time.
1992-2004 Nikon FE
Photographs of urban and urbanized landscapes (mainly the Prague suburbs), taken with a Nikon FE film camera, shot on high-sensitivity films (up to 3200 iso), presented mainly at the exhibition "Landscapes" in the photography gallery in March 2005 and "City" in the Václav Špála Gallery in December 2006 (with repeats in Moscow, Warsaw, Budapest, Sofia, Aranjuez and Alcalá de Henarez). Photographs awarded 25 prizes in Prague photography and 2nd place at Czech Press Photo.
2004-2007 Noblex 135
Panoramic photos from the streets of Prague, Ulaanbaatar, Buenos Aires, Marrakesh, Amsterdam, Essaouira, Varanasi and other places taken with a cine film panoramic camera Noblex 135. They were presented mainly as part of the Panhorama project in the Ambit of the Franciscan Monastery and the Václav Špála gallery, and there at the separate exhibition "The City ". The Ulanbaatar file was awarded the 3rd prize in the Czech Press Photo competition.
2007-2009 Hasselblad 501 c
Square-format photos from a Hasselblad camera, mostly minimalist landscapes and fragments of city streets. A selection of these photographs was presented in January 2010 at the "Landscape" exhibition in the Czech Center Prague, with a repeat in Bucharest.
2011-2012 Yashica mat 124 g
Mainly urban motifs, this time taken with an old Yashica twin-lens reflex camera on a color slide, subsequently developed using the cross method. The photographs were not subsequently edited, but were illuminated with colored diodes at the exhibitions. With this experiment, I said goodbye to free creation for the time being.
The City / Gallery of Václav Špála / December 2006
The exhibition The City took place in December 2006 at the Václav Špála Gallery. It was a comprehensive photography project, focused mainly on motifs of the Prague periphery. 50 large-format photographs were exhibited on two floors of the gallery. The first part consisted of photos taken with a Nikon FE film SLR, deliberately shot on high-sensitivity film (up to 3200 ISO). These photographs were taken in the years 1997-2002 and were awarded prizes in the Prague Photographic and Czech Press Photo competitions. In the second part, panoramic photographs were exhibited. These images were part of a project that documented urban and urbanized landscapes with a Noblex panoramic camera in 2002-2006 in various parts of the world (Landscape panorama/Noblex).
presentation of the exhibition
short moovie from the opening
info about the exhibition in media
reruns of the exhibition
Moscow / NCCA (2007) / Gorod
report from the opening in moscow
Zámek Blatná (2007) / Město
Varšava (2007) / Miasto
Tarnowskie gory (2008) / Miasto
Budapešť (2008) / A Város
Sofia (2010) / Gradt
Aranjuez (2011) / La Ciudad
Alcalá de henares (2012) / La Ciudad
The Landscape / Czech centre Prague / November 2010
Landscape exhibition! took place in January 2010 at the Czech Center in Prague. Twelve large-format black-and-white photographs 1.5 m x 1.5 m, taken with a Hasselblad, were presented here. A thematic addition to the exhibition is a moovie created from the author's previous work.
presentation of the exhibition
short moovie presented at the exhibition
Viniční Altán Gröbovka (2010) / Krajina !
Czech center Bukurest (2011) / Țară !
Participation in an exhibition within the Cervantes Institute project (2010) / Rome (Real Academia di Spagna)
Participation in the exhibition Miradas de europa (2010) / Madrid (Círculo de Bellas Artes)
Prezentation on Prague Photo (2012) / DOX
Prezentation on Prague Photo (2011) / Mánes
Participation in the photo festival in Plovdiv (2010)
Manaus (2009) / Tlustá myš
Varánasí (2008) / Kávovarna
Maroko (2007) / Kávovarna
Panhorama (2006) / Děčínská synagoga
Panhorama (2005) / Galerie Václava Špály
Vitamine (2005) / Serpentina
Buenos Aires (2005) / Café Karlín
Ulanbatar (2005) / Humanistické hnutí Narovinu
Mongolsko (2005) / Centrum Fotoškoda
Argentina v Kávovarně (2005) / Kávovarna
Panorama (2005) / Underground Photo Gallery (Finsko)
Město (2005) / World Webphoto Gallery
Ulanbatar (2004) / ČTK
Havana (2004) / ČTK
Cuba (2004) / Galeria del Quijote
Havana (2003) / festival Musica Paka
Cuba (2003) / Tlustá myš
Ukrajina (2002) / Tlustá myš
Výstava (1998) / bar UPM
Siluety (1996) / Strahovský klášter
2001-2009 účast na Czech Press Photo a Praha Fotografická / Staroměstská radnice, Ambit