A photographer by heart, with love of silence and solitude, poetry, music and walking. I believe every moment is extraordinary when you feel alive.
I am passionate about capturing the world we live in, always searching for those fleeting moments of magic that transform it into something extraordinary.
These days you can mostly find me along the edgelands and in undiscovered places looking for all the beauty waiting to be captured.
Based in London, United Kingdom. A member of Arena Photographers, World Women Art and Echiquier groups. I am a Brand Ambassador for KASE Filters UK . Aside from my day job as a software developer and my love for photography, I enjoy giving lectures about my journey as a photographer, and my experiences along the way. I hope to inspire others to find the beauty that exists within everyday scenes, and to look beyond the obvious.
Having grown up in an industrial area of former Czechoslovakia, I soon learnt how to appreciate beauty of the natural world. Far away from the noise and hustle and bustle of a big city. I find inspiration in quieter scenes and intimate details, whether it is on the coast, in woodland or in the countryside, even in industrial wastelands. In my images I strive to reflect the atmosphere, feeling, and sheer wonderment that our natural world can evoke within us.
I like those moments in time when everything goes quiet, my heartbeat gets faster, I take a deep breath and the time stops… until the shutter clicks and the moment that took my breath away is preserved… Forever.
It never ceases to amaze me how much beauty there is in the world that we live in. I feel lucky to be able to appreciate those precious moments when I stand on the seashore watching a new day being born, listening to the waves rolling over the shingle on the beach; when the first sun rays stream through winter trees turning the ground below into thousands of sparkling jewels; when the sun breaks through the stormy skies and paints the sky with rainbow colours.
But beauty is not only in the breathtaking, sweeping vistas. It can also be found in simple views, little details, in the rain, and even on grey and dull days. There is always that little bit of extra in the ordinary if you are willing to look deeper under the surface.
Over the years I realised that for me photography is not just about recording where I have been and what I have seen. It is the whole experience of being in a place, surrounded by all the beauty. It is about encompassing the experience of being in the outdoors. It is about the joy it brings, and trying to capture that one special moment that leaves a lasting impression on us.
Photography became about those moments when I don’t want to be anywhere else but where I am. About being present in those moments, and enjoying them for what they are. Ethereal, otherworldly, extraordinary, or simple, ordinary, even mundane.
In my world, taking photographs is not just about pressing the shutter any more. It is about life itself; about the beauty of it, and how incredibly amazing it is. And how important it is to appreciate every day, no matter how hard it seems to be at times.
Sometimes I get asked if I have gained any distinctions in my photographic career. I could list a few letters I could put behind my name, I'm afraid none of them related to photography. However no letters are more important than these. And a great thing is that anyone who believes in them can use them. And they are for free.
Photography has been my passion for many years. It started on one special day, when I got my first camera from my Dad. A little red snap happy Konica. At that time in Czechoslovakia a camera was a very rare present, which made it even more special for me. I started to discover the whole new world around me, and see things I walked by before without noticing them. As it turned out, it was a priceless gift. My Dad didn’t just give me a piece of equipment. He gave me love for the world around us, passion for capturing it, and ability to enjoy the experience of it.
With the passing years, a move to England, and several cameras later my passion grew into an inseparable part of my life. Now my camera goes wherever I go. It makes me wander and wonder at the wonder of it all.
That red Konica found its permanent place on my desk and will always remind me of that special moment in my life. Sadly my Dad is no longer around to see how his wonderful present laid the foundations for what has become a life-long passion for me. And as I look down at it now I hope it continues that way.