Your Sparring Partner
Born in 1978 in Havirov near Ostrava, Czech Republic.
After his family immigrated to Munich, Germany in 1981, he grew up and studied in the Bavarian capital.
In 1998 he began studying politics at the Ludwig-Maximillian-University Munich.
Meanwhile he worked as assistant for several photographers and devoted himself more and more to the work as a photographer.
In 1999 he decided to fully concentrate on working as a photographer and started at Schneider-Press, one of the biggest German press agencies in the field of boulevard photography.
Meanwhile, he began freelancing for several newspapers and agencies (like Münchner Wochenblatt, Süddeutsche Zeitung, dpa, Gnoni-Press, Artografica, etc.). Besides the portrait and reportage work, he also ran a photo studio along with a colleague photographer and worked on several different projects.
One of those, an experimental movie, “Road to Fokstugu” had its premiere in Munich’s IMAX Theatre on the 19th July 2004 and was shown afterwards in movie theaters in 16 German cities including Berlin and Hamburg.
Due to his work he traveled throughout Europe and overseas.
In 2003 he decided to end his career as a boulevard photographer for Schneider – Press and to move to Prague, Czech Republic to concentrate on his own projects.
Although still being devoted to reportage photography and working as contract photographer for The Prague Post and freelancing for several Magazines and agencies, he soon discovered his passion for the field of glamour and nude photography.
Together with the Swiss photographer Dan Hostettler he worked on several projects and founded in 2007 the company “GlamourMarketer, s.r.o.” and its online stock photo agency HighClassGlamour.com.
His work is published in newspapers and magazines all over western and central Europe.