Martin Šimral gsm: +420 725437842 email: MARTIN@ONEYECLOSED.COM
I am a freelance photographer.
I have my own, equipped studio in Prague on Letenské náměstí, but I will be happy to come to you if you wish.
What can I do for you:
Portrait in the studio, nature, in the city, portrait at your home, or in the company
The couple, pregnancy, and family photography
I'm open to your ideas, do not hesitate to call me or send me a message.
One of the first things I can remember is sitting on Dad's lap in a dark room watching a photo paper in a developer on which faces begin to appear. A few years later, I was sitting alone in a dark room, still surprised by this magic.
With the advent of digital, I lost interest in photography for several years. Later, I started visiting the studio of Oldřich Škácha (https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldřich_Škácha), a great documentary photographer and private photographer of Václav Havel. Olda aroused my interest in photography again. I enjoyed sitting with him over his archive, talking about photography and other stuff. Olda was a great guy, fate meant that one of the very first articles that was published was a report from the opening of his exhibition. https://kulturio.cz/fotoreport-oldrich-skacha-okupace-1968/
Since 2018 until 2021 , I was taking photos for the cultural magazine Kulturio. In 2020 I left my job, and started to study photography at Scholastika under the guidance of Jiří Thýn (https://www.artlist.cz/jiri-thyn-3509/).
Today, I am a freelance photographer, focused mainly on portrait, gigs, film, and theater photography. I also work for the film as a location manager.
As a photographer, I collaborate with the Jezerka Theater, for which I photograph their productions, including preparations for a new play directed by Jan Hřebejk. I have been photographing events for the city of Mělník and MEKUC (Mělník Cultural Center) for a long time. My photos have been published in many magazines and several books: FORBES, HEADLINER, REDBULL, KULTURIO, IDNES, MUSICSERVER…
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