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Photo project created for a simple desire to reflect the world that surrounds us with keen in augmenting reality with a hidden emotion or second thoughts. Desperate need of showing something that is hidden, behind. Something that is there, but maybe not at all. Another reason to create this project was just pure fun. I wanted to play with a photography medium. And I just thought at the beginning of this project, that all the usual photography form thrips are so boring and usually there are so many and people are getting bored to watch all that. And many years I was searching and trying to discover, what to do with the photo, that would have been fun and also would have something more to say. And they one day I found it. It was the shadow. 

HAPPY TREE FRIENDS AT MILANO EXPO ITALY EU
Milano Expo 2015 / Rho Fiera / event and tree friends and Fiat and a ball. I think there was also another tree growing out of the car.

House

 

 

ARA PACIS AUGUSTUS ROME
Stairway in front of Ara Pacis Augustus (9 BC) Via di Ripetta, ROME, Italy. An altar dedicated to the rise of a peace to the known univers and goddess of peace PAX. Me and "BA" my precious fellow student from Academy of Arts that was just around the corner. We were haveing as usual late afternoon café in november sunset. I never got what was the Indian with a packbag actually doing there. Museum building by Richard Meier between 1995-2006.

Indian in Rome

 

 

VLTAVA RIVERBANK ANGEL PRAGUE CZECH REPUBLIC
Riverbank in Prague so called "Náplavka". Close to the "Dancing House" by Gehry-Milunič architects. Me and a close friend Stephania. Autumn light in 2012. Prague always was the City of Angeles and Runners.

House

 

 

PARTY AT GARU DU MIDI BRUSSELS BELGIUM EU
Stairway in front of Ara Pacis Augustus (9 BC) Via di Ripetta, ROME, Italy. An altar dedicated to the rise of a peace to the known univers and goddess of peace PAX. Me and "BA" my precious fellow student from Academy of Arts that was just around the corner. We were haveing as usual late afternoon café in november sunset. I never got what was the Indian with a packbag actually doing there. Museum building by Richard Meier between 1995-2006.

Party at Gard du Midi

 

 

BIKER AT PIAZZA CARROBIOLO MONZA ITALY EU
La principessa Theodolinda on a bike and white swan accompanied me! And an old man was just passing by on a bike. And the train ticket was just 2,5 Euro. That day I knew I had to go.

Biker in Monza

 

 

STAR MAN AT SANTA CRUZ MEXICO CLOSE TO USA BORDER
Amigo with a star, little Star-men from Santa Cruz, I used my dad's first digital camera Nikon Coolpix 990, it was a very good camera!

Star at Santa Cruz

 

 

OOSTENDE BEACH SUNSET BELGIUM EU
Just a skater and a gloomy susnest up on the beach promenade. I was there alone. Visiting a beach after meny years inside the land and I am still a bit hit by it. The wind was cold and strong I had to buy a new jacktet with a hood so I would not freez. The space and the sound was infinite. The sky was terribly gloomy and the seafood was delicius, I was anjoying myself as a lonely turist with a debit cart in my pocket, and then I was just walking to take the train back. It was so windy and I think my bag was full of ideas. And a bird was sitting on my shoulder when I saw this menthol guy on a board. Líbil se mi, kdyby chtěl, klidně bych ho vykouřil, xi xi

Bird in Ostende

 

 

BERLIN WC GERMANIA AIR FIELD TEMPELHOF
Albert Speers former Airport, me my close friend Federico and a boomerang!

WC Tepelhof

 

 

Ego at DAMU

ego

 

 

AUGUST SUNSET OVER HARVESTED CORNFIELD  UNHOŠŤ
My grand grand pa had a cornfield. In 1948 comunists took it away from him. Now they gave it to me back. On that day, I found that only nature may heel you if you are hurt by a human. My dog, Mr. Márty just spotted a rabbit. |He always runs after them, but when he gets them, they freez and he absolutely does not know what to do. So he runs back. And by the way we have birthday on the very same day. xi xi.

Nature in Unhost

 

 

PEACE REMIX NATTIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART ROME
Moveing light instalation by Nicolas Schöffer "LUX 10" (1959 inspired by Moholy-Nagy). Remixed in peace by Bastien Santi and PLD 1.11.2009. We went to see the "modern art" one lasy, rainy afternoon after prof. Fabriziani class. When we found this instalation. We were there compleately alone, no one was there. We climbed over the handrails and could sneek inside of that instalation. It was just pure fun, we were like two naughty kids brothers exporing world of art. I realised that when we were inside that machine it started to be projecting us on the screen. I climbed out and took this picture. I loved that moment I truly thaought we were "DOING" the art!

Peace in Rome

 

 

LONDON CHINESE LION AT TRAFALGAR SQUARE
I was really lucky this time, I did not have much time and It was just a pure beautiful day. I went to London just for an interview. This cool London studio invited me for a job interview. They wanted to see me. I love their work for many years and now I could come. I went to London just overnight and in the morning before the interview, I had just a few hours. And it was just so beautiful. I only took my camera and a book about Czech graphical design to have a present for the studio owners. And did quick preparations to use the sunlight. It was that kind of a day, when you are directly on the sunlight you are hot and you have to take the jacket off, but once you are not directly on the sunlight and you get into a shade, you are cold. Absolutely cold. That morning I had an amazing English breakfast and then I was just taking pictures and pictures. And a strange thing happened everyone was so busy as I expected from London, but I could just feel how relaxed people were. Bussy and relaxed at once. And I spotted a dragon. Nobody else so it. And I did not get the job by the way. xi xi It felt a bit like in Harry Potter"s world.

Peace in Rome

 

 

MACBETH THE KING AT ZLIČÍN PHOTO-STUDIO
Macbeth with his best friend Banquo meeting three witches informing them about theyr glorious future. It was the only studio I coud get for resonable price. On the edge of Prague, by the Zličín final stop of metro. They use it to take photos of cars. The only studio big enough for this "shadow set".
"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."

House

 

 

LITTLE CUBE IN GENT ON A STREET CLOSE TO THE CENTRAL STATION
Me with a new friend-colleague from Transilvania Hersi, even though we did not knew each other that well, I think that in that very moment we were friends. And by the way the Police are spotting on us, xi xi Gent during a cold winter is very much like a fairitail city. (miss Lunar) xi xi

Cube in Gent

 

 

BUBBLES AT GENOVA ITALY EU THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PORTO ANTICO AND THE AQUARIO
Just a random black guy talking on a phone and gesticulating. He did not see us takeing the photo. Right after the visit to the Aquarium of Genova. I never knew till that day, that dolphins can make so naturaly infinity sign ∞ out of bubbles. Whatching dolphins to play is a perfect show.

Dolphins in Genoa

 

 

EYE OF THE STONE AT KSÁR OULET-DEBAB SAHARA AFRIKA
Deserted city on the edge of Sahara used to serve as backing for caravans. Me and a local boy Mustafa, the only inhabitant and companion in the whole area. Strenge but nice guy. I cant belive he was the onle one there. It felt like something was comeing in from the desert.

Eye of the Stone

 

 

"THE GIFT OF GODS" ŠVANDOVO THEATRE SMÍCHOV Prague 5, Czech Republic
Worklights were on during the set construction of the last play this season. Me and my friends wariors! Foto taken with Sony αAlpha 5000.

The Gift

 

 

"PROTEST" BY VACLAV HAVEL at Studio Prague, Czech Republic
On this day I just went on the set before the play, during the light design preparation. Light Designer "Fíďa" is a friend of mine. And I saw this extraordinary shadows renderings, and I loved it. I had my camera on. Actually, I have had a new bag for the camera done by Peak Design and I wanted to share that bag with Fíďa. I took a few pictures, and it was ok. But I wanted more. So we tried one trick to make it special... we went quickly naked and we were capturing the shadows while being completely nude. It was fun. We did not have much time, cos anyone could come. But later on when I saw the nude pictures of us running on stage on a computer. I did not like it. It was just too much. So I picked this "ordinary" picture of a Light Designer doing his everyday work. The letter P we found it the backstage was actually part of another play scenic design. We used it here for our composition. Stage design for this play was done by Tron Čačko. 

Protest

 

 

STÍNADLA / PRAGUE
"SHADOW LANDS ARE IN RIOT"

House
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