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
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.
Rio is an amazing city. You can find many contrasts there. It is incredibly diverse. It is as dirty as beautiful, sometimes dangerous but fascinating, disturbing but soothing. You will discover it with amazingly rich culture and endless possibilities. I wish I could get to know this city better. Maybe once.
I have no need to recall the fact that Paralympic games are full of strong moments and emotions. In sports, emotions are just what people are attracted to. What attracts them and what makes them the best to get their fans. Emotions are what makes sport a sport. Emotions are that reason, why people turn on TV. Rio 2016 Paralympics was no exception. I am lucky I can see what’s going on behind the scenes. And here’s a few moments, especially from behind the scenes. From venues.
Paralympic and Olympic Games are opened and closed by ceremonies. Opening ceremonies are among my biggest experiences at all. I have seen them in Beijing, London and the last one on PH Rio 2016. These are the moments when one feels that it has begun. And vice versa.