My photographs, in terms of what they mean to me, fall into three main categories: 1) Inner worlds - depicting outer images as a way of mapping the inner world (mine... but other people often can find themselves there as well) 2) The cracks between worlds - revealing the hidden, the unexpected and the undiscovered, challenging the labels "ugly", "beautiful"... ; 3) Outer worlds - connecting with the landscape through more traditional landscape photography, but using new perspectives and views .
My exploration of external images serves as a way to map my (and others) internal universe. I discovered this during my photography journey, wondering why I took or processed certain images in a certain way or why some of my images really clicked with me. I realized I was actually taking photos of my own inner universe! This realization led me to explore these inner worlds more consciously. Over time, I found that my photos also help others with their internal explorations and I enjoy connecting with people through our shared understanding of these internal landscapes.
V těchto fotkách si zahrávám s představou “vrženosti” – jsou pro mě vyobrazením pocitu, že jsme do tohoto světa prostě vhozeni a pereme se s ním, plaveme s ním, někdy se cítíme jako jeho vzdálení pozorovatelé.
I play with the idea of "throwness" in these photos - for me, they depict the feeling of simply being thrown into this world and sometimes fighting it, sometimes floating with it, sometimes feeling like distant observers, but always in the flow.
V těchto fotkách rezonuju s proudy a víry v nich.. které jsou mě analogií neustále proudící energie kolem nás a v nás, všech těch vln a neklidu, pohybu a božsky chaotických a protichůdných energií.
In these photos, I resonate with their currents and twirls.. for me as an analogy of the constantly flowing energy of life, its waves, all the restlessness, movement and divinely chaotic and contradictory energies.
Zrození a zánik jsou jsou pro mě dvě propojené stránky jediné existence, probíhající v kruhovém cyklu... a i díky těmto pohledům do světa kolem si připomínám, jak s každým výdechem něco končí, s každým nádechem něco začíná.
For me, birth and death are just two interconnected aspects of a single existence, running in a circular cycle... and with these photo glimpses into the world around me, I am reminded how with every breath something ends, with every breath something begins.
I-Lands jsou světy, kde se vše odehrává uvnitř a okolí je důležité jen proto, aby ten vnitřní vír mohl vířit.. nebo mír mířit.. Zde jsme vrženi akorát tak sami do sebe - a nějak si se sebou musíme poradit.
I-Lands are worlds where everything happens inside and the surroundings are important only so that the inner whirlpool can swirl.. or peace can take its course... Here we are thrown into ourselves - and somehow we have to cope with ourselves.
Between the worlds
The second aspect of my photography focuses on the hidden, unexpected, and undiscovered. I am often drawn to things outside the common perspective, where otherwise ordinary worlds connect or collide, creating cracks. These "cracks" challenge our default labels, meanings and categories, providing a sense of liberation from them. They often go beyond the semantic limitations and of what we call good/bad, nice/ugly, interesting/boring. Of what we think that things are or should be .. which they may be not. These “edges”, these “cracks” are everywhere around us. By looking inside of them I also uncover patterns, shapes, and color schemes that may remain hidden if we took a standard “human” look.
My photography also serves as a way to connect with the outdoors and capture my travel experiences. I enjoy sharing new perspectives and vistas with others. As a former outdoor industry professional and outdoor enthusiast, I find that photography enhances my connection to the natural world rather than disconnecting me from it. So this third part of what I do is a more traditional landscape photography - capturing the beauty of the sights and locations around the world, perhaps in a way that may be different from what you saw before.