Granted, I might list several photographers whose work is distinctly non-classical. Consider for example Petr Flynt and Evir Bogdan. Their work is inventive, imaginative, unique, exciting, and just plain wonderful. A feast for the eyes and reflective of a photographic intellect at work that transcends the concept of “classic.” If I photographed like them, I might harbor aspirations of being included in the collections of MoMA, the Art Institute of Chicago, or possibly merely the superb photo collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
I don’t, however. My mind doesn’t work like theirs (obviously).
I do pretty good work. Perhaps, compared to Flynt and Bogdan, my work is merely “classic.”
I studied the faculty of medicine at Palacký University in Olomouc and I studied human body in depth. I bought my first own camera and started to ‘create’. At least I thought so.
The sometimes bizarre settings of the photos combined with the exceptional way his models pose made me feel like I was in an early 20th century horror movie. Once I overcame this ‘first fear’ I could see symbolic and double meaning in his work. It is not erotic in a way of sexually stimulating, it is erotic in the way the photographer seems to take the general nude acceptance to another level.
I like his eyes, his light, his composition (correct word ? don’ forget, I’m french…), his ways to catch the inside. He tells us something new, as an artist has to make it, with his own words, and I love that, for sure, I love that, I’m a writer…
Bára Prášilová was born in the Czech Republic and got qualified as a photographer at the The Institute of Creative Photography at Silesian University.
She lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic.
A key role in her work plays her memory, mixture of real and fictional as well as her sense of absurdity. Her visual world consists of imaginary memories of what never happened and explorations of what could have happened if we dropped the habit of drawing our own limits.
Her photographs have a characteristic slightly somber and magical atmosphere and humor, which is obvious more or less, depending on specific projects.
Her objects are only mediators of the story, the role models.
Bara enjoys complicating her job with insisting on real props and objects, sometimes made by her, which could in other cases be easily replaced by Photoshop. She frequently distorts figures of her models. Specifically with their feet positioning she is referring to her childhood ballet era.
With all that said, Bara enjoys a satisfying carrier of a fine art and fashion photographer with a recognizable style. No matter if she`s working for a client or doing her own projects, she is always following her signature style.
Erasing the borderline between a commission photography and fine art, Bara is creating a category of her own.
With several awards in both fine art and commercial area and exhibitions in the Czech Republic and abroad, she has been selected one of the Quiksilver ambassadors in 2009. She won the Photographer of the year title awarded by the Academy of Design of the Czech Republic, Czech Grand Design in 2009 and 2011 and in 2014 became one of the prestigious Hasselblad Masters world competition winners.
Born (1974) in Brno, Czech Republic; his life has been connected with Brno and Jevišovice. A graduate of Secondary School of Artistic Crafts Brno, a member of group named Česká Paralaxa (Czech Parallax) and Steiner Group. A freelance photographer. At present a student of master’s degree at Institute of Creative Photography of Faculty of Arts and Science, Silesian University, Opava, Czech Republic (Bachelor of Art, 2006).
Comes from a family of art tradition. First contacted with photo making at primary school. Only at the age of sixteen shows a deeper interest in photography. After a series of twists and turns — studies at Secondary School of Engineering and an attempt to obtain a professional photography education, accompanied by differences of opinion with the apprentice school concept — Sláma finally settled at SŠUŘ Brno; he graduated in 1996. During his secondary school studies a member of Jiří Víšek’s class. Still at SŠUŘ Brno, a co-founder of the Česká Paralaxa photo group (1995); the double-lens 6 × 6 cm reflex camera, related to the creative philosophy of Česká Paralaxa, has remained his sovereign apparatus for his production up to present days.
Among author’s significant works there is a cycle devoted to female figure skaters (carried out in Rondo Hall in Brno, 1997), cycle concerning the ballet ensemble of the National Theatre, Ostrava (a project done for Igor Vejsada, 1998—1999) and his books Expert’s Still lives (2003) and Wolf’s Honey 2004.
Vojtěch Sláma’s inherent need is travelling. He travels a lot; whether it is Quebec, India or Paris; for the author it is a
Photography for me is a means to express my deep respect and admiration
for the beauty of the female form, and for women as themselves.
Nature has created a gift, a monument- the female body- which is natural in its beauty and also absolutely perfect in its curves and shapes.
The significance of such a creation means the inexhaustibility and timelessness of the theme of female nudes in photography