Philip Dvorsky Biography

PHOTOGRAPHER

Since he was 8 years old he has been traveling the world. Thanks to his parents who have worked abroad he has gained the unique multi-cultural, metropolitan perspective, whereas thanks to living for 14 years under the communists regime, he learned to treasure the world of differences.

His passion goes through Documentary and Street Photography to Fine Art and his own way of Still Life shots. The inspiration to his takes can be found everywhere. Be it a forgotten place of your alley or The New Delhi boulevard.
For his work it is typical the need of the must of "feeling the light". He seldom arranges his shot environment. He rather steps back and waits for the light to come than create something artificial.

The composition he creates goes all the way back to the golden rules of Photography. He was learning from his fellow citizen Josef Koudelka’s photos, whom he worships for his immediate instinctive reactions in a very difficult conditions in order to bring the most beautiful pictures to life. He respects the Henri Cartier-Bresson's Decisive Moment philosophy.

Motto:
You gotta fell the light.

Education:
Charles University in Prague - Philology

His photographic work is being made with regards to greatest teachers of photography, namely Josef Koudelka, Frantisek Drtikol, Elliott Erwitt.

Expeditions:
2003 - today - a regular exploration of Brasil’s secrets
2002 Bengali Routes
2001 From Prague to Afghanistan. 3 photographers on bikes.
2000 Romania - Bulgaria - Turkey

Art:
1990 - 99 pioneering graffiti art in Czechoslovakia, later Czech Republic, now Czechia.
In 2001 he co-founded the only Czech world-wide known group of artists (activists) Ztohoven, whose famest projects are:

more at Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ztohoven

HIS PHOTOGRAPHS MAKE PART OF PRIVATE COLLECTIONS WORLD WIDE:

Brazil:
Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Lourenco, Salvador, Curitiba

USA:
Atlanta, Portland, New York, Washington

Europe:
Prague, Paris, Berlin, London, Bucharest

Asia:
Tokio, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Mangalore