I spent the last weekend at photography workshop whose theme was Pole dance performed by Dušana Lukáčová. The workshop was under the patronage of Slovak documentary photographer Matúš Zajac. It was not only a nice weekend, but I take away something much more valuable. The way how I should improve the moment when I am taking the picture. I hope that there will be a chance to be a part of such a nice group of people again. No more words needed. Thanks to everyone involved!
This year I was for the first time at the Pohoda festival. I do not know why I never decided to go to there. However, I’m glad I did this time. It was really a nice surprise for me. It was a place full of good music, full of friendly atmosphere, full of human smiles, full of new experiences, full of new meetings. It was a place full of moments, thanks to which I enjoyed it and I know, I fell in love with Pohoda. I know I was there for the first time, yet I am sure it was not for the last time. I only regret one thing. I’ve been picky with making photos. It`s a shame, because it was full of extraordinary moments. I have to change it for the next year. I am looking forward for Pohoda 2019.
I see a brother and sister, sitting over there together, fighting over a toy, they just can’t seem to see, their love shining through, with every smile that they bring. – Valerie Dupont
It is a great honor for me to have the first photo exhibition. Photo exhibition is held in the foyer of the theater Ticho a spol. in Bratislava and will run until May 11th, 2018.
The photos were created in the Paralympic Village, at the venues, ceremonials and in the city itself. It is a snippet of moments that an athlete is experiencing on such an event, and can not usually be experienced by regular visitors. These are the fragments of not only the ordinary but also of the key moments, which are unforgettable for athletes and can affect the rest of their lives.
If you want to look at my photos in physical form, definitely go there and see them. Do not forget to write to me how you liked them.
On the occasion of the exhibition opening, a vernissage took place on April 11th and despite of Friday 13th it was a very positive day. I want to thanks all who have came and support me. I was very happy to have such a great deal of participation.
I have to thanks for the photos from my friends Lukáš Trefilík and Pavel Pekník. They made a great pictures from the vernissage. I am sure, they will bring the touch of the vernissage atmosphere.
Sometimes you get to a place that surrounds you with a strong atmosphere and energy. This happened to me during a visit to the CLIS dance group training. For them, it was just another common practice, but for me it was opportunity to experience something extraordinary. I let myself drift away and enjoy as much of the energy here as possible. I have witnessed moments of building the long-standing friendships. I am convinced that even if they will grow once and their life will forced them to end up with similar activities, they will have truly remarkable memories for this time. And I have one roll of 36 from there. Here it is.
This was my second year when I visited a number of exhibitions from the Moon of Photography festival in Bratislava. It is an opportunity for me to meet people for whom photography is a very important part of their lives. And it is a great honor for me to attend exhibitions with great personalities of Slovak and Czech photography. It greatly enriches my view of the photo and it also influences the way I approach photography. Thank you my friends!
In Slovakia, we are not celebrating Halloween as such. We celebrate a Memorial to the dead and the Feast of all saints. Even though western culture has penetrated us with great influence, pumpkins have been there since I remember.
These are from National Rehabilitation Center (NRC) in Kováčová in Slovakia. It is the place where human fates meet. A place where hope fights with hopelessness, sadness with joy, fighting spirit with resignation. It’s a place full of stories. This year I went to rehab after 9 years. I am so glad I did so.
My niece celebrated third birthday. Time is flying fast and I am glad to have the opportunity to be part of it. She is growing now, but once I will be able to enter her future by these photos reminding her childhood.
During the last weekend, the son of my brother celebrated seven birthdays. I decided to leave my XT-1 at home and take back the old X100 again. Who knows this camera knows that speed is not the strong side of this machine. And taking photos of fast moving kids was a challenge. But some shots made me really happy. It’s a great camera!