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AWARDS

2017 Gold Award, "Until You Wake Up", Prix de la Photographie Paris, PX3, Nature professional category, International
2017 Honorable Mention, "Holes In The Sky", Monovisions Awards 2017, Fine art category, International
2017 Finalist, Photographer’s Forum magazine, 37th Annual Contest, 9100 entries, 48 countries, International
2017 Nominee, "Holes In The Sky", Fine Art Photography Awards, category: Fine Art, 89 countries, International
2017 Nominee, "Until You Wake Up", Fine Art Photography Awards, category: Open Theme, International
2017 Honorable Mention, "Holes In The Sky", Monochrome Awards 2016, category: Fine Art, International
2017 International Photographer of the Year 2016, Honorable Mention, Fine Art, 13.000 entries, International
2017 Editor's Choice, 500px, photo "Overgrown", International
2017 Honorable Mention, "Escapes", Monochrome Awards 2016, category: Conceptual, International
2016 Honorable Mention, "Holes In The Sky", International Photography Awards 2016, category: Fine Art, International
2016 2.nd place, Category: Mood, winning photo "I Wish I Was Special", 1x.com, International
2016 Honorable Mention, "I Wish I Was Special", International Photography Awards 2016, category: People, International
2016 Et Cetera Photography, Winner, Czech Republic
2016 Honorable Mention, "Holes In The Sky", ND Awards 2016, category: Fine Art, International
2016 Editor's Choice, 500px gallery, International
2016 Monochrome Awards 2015, Honorable Mention, category: Professional in Conceptual, 7200 entries, International
2015 Honorable Mention, ND Awards, category: Fine Art, 5600 entries, International
2015 Moscow International Foto Awards, Honorable Mention, category: Fine Art, 84 countries, International
2015 Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards 2015, category: People, International
2015 1.st place, American Aperture Awards, AX3, Conceptual category, 60 countries, International
2015 Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards 2015, category: Nature, International
2015 First Prize, Prix de la Photographie Paris, PX3, Fine Art professional category, 85 countries, International
2015 Honorable Mention, Fine Art Photography Awards, Professional conceptual category, 77 countries, International
2015 Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards 2015, OneShot: Home, International
2015 Curators Choice Award, 1X, International
2015 Selected, International Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015, Round One, International
2015 Editor's Choice, 500px, International
2014 Top 10 Surreal Photographers , Photography Office, International
2014 Portfolio of the Day Award, Shadowness, International
2013 1.st place, artistaday, Floating edition, International
2013 The Grand & Prestigious Photographers Of 2013, 121clicks, International
2013 Best of 2013, Saatchi Gallery, Saatchi Online International
2012 1.st place, International Loupe Awards 2012, 2340 photographers, 92 countries, International
2012 Gold Award, International Loupe Awards 2012, 2340 photographers, 92 countries, International
2012 Honorable Mention Award, International Photo Award 2012, 18.000 entries, International
2012 Long-list, Golden Camera 2012, 10.000 entries, Ukraine, International
2012 Finalist, Saatchi Showdown, Places and Spaces, The Saatchi Gallery, UK / International
2012 Finalist, 32th Annual Spring Photography Contest, 12.000 entries, 62 countries, International
2012 1.st place, EISA Photo Maestro, Czech Republic / International
2012 Finalist, Profesional Photographer Magazine Cover Contest, International
2012 1.st place, Panasonic Lumix Award, Europe, International
2012 1.st place, Professional Photographer of the Year 2011, 6.300 entries, 37 countries, International
2012 2.nd place, Digital Photographer of the Year Awards 2011, International
2012 Finalist, Sony World Photography Awards 2012, International
2011 1.st place, Category Winner - People's Choice, 1X Photo Awards 2011, Conceptual, International
2011 1.st place, Emerging Talent Award, Nikon Photo Contest International, 60.000 entries, International
2011 Finalist, Digital Basics, My Universe / Autumn 2011, International
2011 3.rd place, 6th MIKK annual photography competition, Digital Abstraction 2011, International
2011 TOP 12 / Most Popular Ever, One Exposure (1x.com), 50.000 entries, International
2011 1.st place, Convozine Challenge, International
2011 Honorable Mention, Convozine Challenge, International
2011 Finalist, Saatchi Showdown, The Saatchi Gallery, UK / International
2011 Photographer Of The Week, JPG Magazine, International
2011 1.st place, Blur Photo 011, annual Best of BLUR magazine, Zagreb / Croatia
2011 3.rd place, Digital Photographer of the Year Awards 2010, 300.000 entries, International
2011 Finalist, The Icon Prize, International
2011 Artist of the month, One Exposure (1x.com), International
2011 Finalist, Focus project 2010 / Artists Wanted, NYC / International
2011 Artist of the week, The Saatchi Gallery, UK / International
2010 1.st place, The Photography Ashes, International
2010 Finalist, Digital SLR Photographer of the Year 2010, International
2010 Finalist, ClickIt 2010, Photo Essays, International
2010 Finalist, ClickIt 2010, Vision 2010, International
2010 Finalist, Digital Camera Photographer Of The Year 2010, over 114.000 entries, International
2010 1.st place, International Photography Awards 2010, International
2010 Finalist, Through Your Eyes photography contest, International
2010 Finalist, 30th Annual Spring Photography Contest, International
2010 Honorable Mention prize, International Photography Awards 2010, International
2010 1.st place, The Print Space Gallery, UK / International
2010 Best of 20 photographers, BLUR magazine, Art of Emotion, International
2010 1.st place, Directors Choice, Center International Awards, 6.000 entries, International
2010 Finalist, Pixpa, over 1000 entries, International
2010 Finalist, Sony World Photography Awards 2010, 43.700 entries, International
2010 Hall of the fame 2009, Nonsense Society, International
2009 Silver award, International Aperture Awards 2009, Illustrative, International
2009 Silver award, International Aperture Awards 2009, Landscape, International
2009 Bronze award, International Aperture Awards 2009, Illustrative, International
2009 1.st place, The Print Space photography competition, UK / International


EXHIBITIONS

2017 Paris Photo, ImageNation Paris, Paris, France
2017 SCOPE Miami Beach, THINK+feel Contemporary Art Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA
2017 X. Prague Photo, Kafkuv dum, Prague, Czech Republic
2017 Snap! Space, "Le Salon 2017", Orlando, Florida, USA
2017 Desenzano del Garda, ImageNation 2017: Visual Storytelling, Garda Lake, Italy
2016 OG1 Gallery, Snap! DOWNTOWN, "Form in Light", Orlando, Florida, USA
2016 Et Cetera Photography, Galerie 1, Prague, Czech Republic
2016 Goa International Photo Festival, Panjim, Goa, India
2016 LE SALON 2016, SNAP! SPACE, Orlando, Florida, USA
2015 SNAP!, "Wild Is The Wind", Orlando, Florida, USA
2015 Prague Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
2015 The Loft at Liz's Gallery, International Photography Awards, OneShot, Los Angeles, USA
2015 Museum of National History, Babruysk, Belarus
2015 Gallery city Library, Borisov, Belarus
2014 Winter Wonderland Collection, Saatchi Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2014 Gomel Palace Museum, Gomel, Belarus
2014 Museum of National History, Kalinkovichi, Belarus
2014 Fotosfera, La Fabrika, Prague, Czech Republic
2014 Museum of National History, Petrikov, Belarus
2014 Continental Shift, Saatchi Gallery, London, The United Kingdom
2014 Soligorskiy Regional Museum, Soligorsk, Belarus
2014 National Polotsk Historical Cultural Museum-Reserve, Polotsk, Belarus
2014 I Came So Close, Sangerhausen, Germany
2014 Mogilev Region Arts Museum, Mogilev, Belarus
2014 Marc Chagall art center, Vitebska, Belarus
2014 Krupky District Historical and Regional Studies Museum, Krupky, Belarus
2013 Leipzig, Germany
2013 Savitsky Gallery, Minsk, Belarus
2013 Hotel Hermitage, Brest, Belarus
2013 Art on the Move, Arnhem, The Netherlands
2013 2nd floor of the Saatchi Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, London, The United Kingdom
2013 Club International, Leipzig, Germany
2013 Snap! Orlando 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA
2013 Traumwelten, Salve Art Gallery, Leipzig, Germany
2013 Vystavni Galerie Central Most, Most, Czech Republic
2013 FotoExpo, IDIF, Vystaviste Praha, Prague, Czech Republic
2013 Martin Stranka, Brucie Collections, Kiev, Ukraine
2012 Art Palm Beach 2012, Miami, Florida, USA
2012 Miami International Art Fair 2012, Miami, Florida, USA
2012 Sex, Drugs and Profanity 2012, Miami, Florida, USA
2012 Naples International Art Fair 2012, Naples, Florida, USA
2012 Willkommen im Kunstraum Connex, Salve Art Gallery, Leipzig, Germany
2012 The National Centre for Performing Arts, Nikon Photo Contest International 2011, Mumbai, India
2012 Senac Santo Amaro, Nikon Photo Contest International 2011, Sao Paulo, Brasil
2012 Photokina, the worlds leading imaging fair, Cologne, Germany
2012 Art For Life, charitable calendar, Eurovea, Bratislava, Slovakia
2012 Art For Life, charitable calendar, Myslbek, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition, Palac Lucerna, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 Mono Effect, Palace Langhans, Fotoskoda, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 12x12xTwelve, Saatchi Gallery, London, The United Kingdom
2012 I Found The Silence, Hilton / Cloud 9, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 Art Takes Time Square, Artists Wanted, Manhattan, New York, USA
2012 The Printspace Gallery, Professional Phototgrapher of the Year 2011, London, The United Kingdom
2012 Rebirth / Znovuzrozeni, Myslbek Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 Galerie, Ostrava, Czech Republic
2012 Fontana, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
2012 Silesia, Opava, Czech Republic
2012 Rokycanska, Plzen, Czech Republic
2012 Main Palace of Czech Post Office, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 Letnany, Prague,Czech Republic
2012 Palace Flora, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 SCOPE New York 2012, SCOPE Pavilion, Manhattan, New York, USA
2012 The Affordable Art Fair 2012, Superstudio piu, Milan, Italy
2012 Robert Fontaine gallery, Miami, Florida, USA
2012 L' ART INDUSTRIEL gallery, Udine, Italy
2011 And I Keep Falling, Phenix Cafe, Prague, Czech Republic
2011 250 pictures, Bemmel, The Netherlands
2011 UNHCR and MSF charity exhibition, 23 artists, Africa
2011 6th MIKK annual photography competition, Digital Abstraction 2011, Slovenia
2011 Art for life, ICON Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2011 Getty Images Gallery, Nikon Photo Contest International 2011, London, The United Kingdom
2011 Ginza Nikon Salon, Nikon Photo Contest International 2011, Tokyo, Japan
2011 Osaka Nikon Salon, Nikon Photo Contest International 2011, Osaka, Japan
2011 Expo Vale Tattoo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America
2011 LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
2011 BLUR PHOTO 011, Croatian National Post Office, Zagreb / Croatia
2011 Escapism, Museum of Young Art, Vienna / Austria
2011 SecondLife, virtual gallery, Educatica, Czech Republic
2011 PurePhoto Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2011 5P Gallery, Bern, Switzerland
2011 Saatchi Gallery, Artist of the week, London, The United Kingdom
2011 MONO, EXPart Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2010 Salon 2010, North Carolina, USA
2010 Art for life, Prague, Czech Republic
2010 The language of stillness, HATCH festival, Asheville, USA
2010 MONO, ICON Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2010 The language of stillness, Castell Gallery, North Carolina, USA
2010 Review Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
2010 Center, Newspace for photography, Portland, Oregon, USA
2010 The C Word, TaiKoo Place, Island East, Hong Kong, China
2010 Gape Gallery, Solidni nejistota, Prague, Czech Republic
2010 The Print Space Gallery, East London, The United Kingdom
2009 Cafe Emporio, Palace Flora, Prague, Czech Republic
2009 My stories, Solidni nejistota, Prague, Czech Republic
2009 Art for life, The Chemistry gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2009 Karousel Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2009 Katcher Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2008 Art for life, The Chemistry gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2007 PhotoExpo, North Bohemian Gallery, Litomerice, Czech Republic

Favourite Movies
my own mind
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Damien Rice, AaRON, Lisa Gerrard, Radiohead, Chris Garneau, Adele, Sigur Rós, ...
Favourite Writers
Douglas Adams, William Seward Burroughs
Favourite Gaming Platform
your body and mind
Tools of the Trade
Canon 5D mark III; Canon 24-70 II, Canon 50mm f1,4; Canon 17-40mm L f4,0; Canon 70-200mm L f4,0; Photoshop CS6 and my mind...

CROWDFUNDING BOOK CAMPAIGN 10 YEARS FINISHED!

CROWDFUNDING BOOK CAMPAIGN 10 YEARS FINISHED!

After ten years of work as a freelance photographer and a hundred of exhibitions around the world, I would like to celebrate it by creating high quality art photography book called "10 YEARS". Unique personally signed book with my photographs from years 2007-2017. My goal is to publish a large over 100-page book through fundraising platform here. Many details during printing and binding separate a good book from a great book. I want this to be a great book which will draw attention of every person visiting your home. And also a piece of art to keep you company on those quiet saturday nights when you are hiding from the world. UPDA

Set of 24 photographs personaly signed

Set of 24 photographs personaly signed

I am so happy I finally have released my "Portfolio One" set. It has been months and months in the planning and I am really happy with how it has come together. The set contains 24 photos (each personally signed), the images in the set are listed on the website. They are printed on heavy weight 18x18cm paper. It is $39 USD and comes in a special black envelope. When the Portfolio One is sold out, it is no longer available. Available HERE

My book I AM

My book I AM

After such amazing and adventurous 6 years art journey I finally decided it's time to turn all my photos into a unique thing - a beautiful art book called "I AM". I found an amazing book printer right here in the Czech Republic which has published books for world known artists, so I could not be luckier. They specialize in beautiful photography books, and I worked with them one on one to create a high quality art book. It is a big 28x28cm (11x11in) 100-page hardcover book that holds its own on bookshelves and coffee tables. The book features all of my favorite images from my last six years printed on a silk-finish 200g premium paper. All boo

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