I was born in 1972 in north-east corner of the Czech Republic, Karviná. Although my father was a keen photographer, who spent all his free time photographing local events, weddings, schools and obviously myself and my sister, I ignored photography until I turned 23 and shot my first pictures with a cheap plastic compact camera. A few months later I bought my first SLR (analog Canon EOS 5) and my journey with photography started.
Initially being a shooter of everything from landscapes through still life to portraits, over the time I developed my passion for more intimate subjective document, which is the basis of my latest projects. At present I have the privilege to develop my photography skills and visual perception at the Institute of Creative Photography of Silesian University Opava, where I began my studies in 2014. My work has been exhibited at various photography festivals, such as Prague foto or Month of photography Bratislava. In 2016 I published my first book titled "Unspoken Games". This project was also nominated on Czech Press Photo 2016 in category Lifestyle.
Currently I live nearby Prague and work in the city centre. Apart from my art photography projects, I also shoot weddings, events and studio/field portraits and nude.
2014 - present Silesian University, Institute of Creative Photography (ITF), Opava, Czech Repubic
1990 - 1995 Silesian University, Faculty of Business Studies (OPF), Karviná, Czech Repubic
2017 Unspoken Games, Blatenský fotofestival, Blatná, Czech Republic
2016 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts - UNSPOKEN, Milwaukee, United States
2016 Czech Press Photo, Staroměstská radnice, Praha, Czech Republic
2016 25 Years of The Institute of Creative Photography of Silesian University in Opava, Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic
2016 A QUARTER OF A CENTURY, The Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University in Opava 1990–2015, Prague City Gallery, Czech Republic (slideshow)
2016 ITF Exhibition, Prague Photo, Czech Republic
2016 FotoFOREVER, Café Flexaret, Brno, Czech Republic
2016 “Exam and diploma works 2015”, House of Culture, Opava, Czech Republic
2015 “Twenty five years of the Institute of Creative Photography”, Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia
2014 PVM (Matela) studio students exhibition, Prague Photo, Czech Republic
2013 PVM (Matela) studio students exhibition, Prague Photo, Czech Republic
2011 Photography II Art course students exhibition, Carpe Diem, Prague, Czech Repubic
Edge of Humanity Magazine - Sri Lanka – People & Their Quotidian Lives
Fellow Traveller - Chinese Railways Magazine, June 2017
Czech Press Photo 2016 - Nominations
FOTO Magazine 27/2016, "Portfolio" Section, "To the World of Unspoken Games"
Lidové Noviny 12.3.2016, Article "Unfamiliar worlds, which we know"
Lidové Noviny 25.11.2015, Article "Nomads in Bratislava"
Czech Press Photo 2016 - Nomination in category Lifestyle (top 3)