in my free work I explore relationships between people and places, architecture and nature, their mutual influence and the resulting dialogue. simple geometric shapes, the monumental stillness of symmetry, the focus on a short dynamic moment or motives that dissolve in grainy light.
the surreal in the completely banal is just as typical as a partially hidden joke in my visual language. I like to make remote landscapes look like the sci-fi scenery of a 1960s film or stage unimportant everyday things as a magical momentum. I am particularly interested in the people I focus on, even without depicting them in pictures. if people are visible, then in the most ordinary moments of everyday life - action happened probably before or after. in this idle state, the protagonists can be experienced in their purest form. it gives a clear view of what is special in the ordinary or what is composed in the accidental.
recurring themes in my work are monochromy,
repetition of form or colour, duality. sometimes exposure errors caused by an uncontrolled penetration of light on the film in my old cameras act as a fourth instance that joins me as a photographer. this consciously allowed loss of control opposes to the destabilizing feeling of eternally unanswered life questions. what remains visible and what remains hidden eludes our influence. failure is ennobled to an aesthetic of it’s own.
my work includes small and medium format analogue photography, polaroids, photo collages, luminous objects and drawings.
portrait by niko havranek