2017 |

„love without freedom is only 'love full' violence...“
rC [2017]


2014 |

„life is not hard ... just we think that is hard ... but to change our thinking about that life is not hard is really hard... ;-)“
rC [2014]


2013 | gallery

„stop your thoughts... open your heart... and listen to the silence of your being...“
rC [2013]

„during this year i wasn´t very active as a author...it´s perhaps because my work is not priority for me anymore... perhaps it did its trick...to find the way of self-knowledge... it´s not because i wouldn´t have some ideas...but after drawing into my sketchbook, my need to note get weaker... it disappears...but i believe, that´s only temporary... then will come impulsion...strong impulsion... because i can´t rape my work, i will wait for its new sense... everything has its own time...and this year there was time of exhibition :-)... two exhibition for a year i take as a good thing... and it was nice exhibitions...both were in prague... in summer-house in grebovka i had author-exhibition and in art residence zahradnik i had collective exhibition (michaela pospíšilová, tia danko, katka bukolská, olga straníková, rosťa krámsky and ondřej janů)... i grasped the offer to choose authors by my own and i must immodestly say, that the exhibition had amazing power and that was great... i thank to all the exhibited authors for the cooperation... i´m happy about it:-)... in the begining of the autumn there was television Nova that came to our home...they made a reportage about historic techniques for broadcast Víkend... it was very nice day i like to think about... nice people... fun... :-)“

2012 | gallery

„take my opinion as you wish... you can disagree with it, you can fight against it, you can condemn it, you can mock it... but you will get to know me only if you will understand it...“
rC [2012]

„a year of stabilization... I settled in the new home... finished my studio and started to take photographs again... I had an article published in the new photography magazine analog-mag and in the online magazine SAM... I was interviewed by digiarena.cz... started a cooperation with artinbox gallery in Prague... I have new stimuli and impulses in me... it looks I could be happy, but despite everything, I don't feel creative self-satisfaction... I don't know what will be brought into my life... let it be a surprise :-) ...“

2011 |

„art is the communion of the author’s and viewer’s souls... it does not matter at what level... be it a soap opera or a top-class creation...“
rC [2011]

„photography showed me the way to my soul... I’m very grateful for it...“
rC [2011]

„this year I have not taken any photographs at all... perhaps I needed some time just for myself... I used that time to deepen my knowledge of self and to change my residence... it was worth it... i live a new life... “

2010 | gallery

„if you learn to listen to your intuition... to the quiet voice of your soul... it will help your photography and also your life...“
rC [2010]

„search for other than physical beauty is difficult... not only in our life but also in photography... i think the person who starts looking for it is on the right way... on its end he should find himself... entirely naked... but only if he pursues it with all his honesty...“
rC [2010]

„the beginning of the year was about the wet plate collodion... an exciting journey of mastering this historical process... it is very easy to succumb to its charms... wet plate collodion has unique aesthetic qualities... but it has also some disadvantages which limit its usage within a wide range of photographic genres... i wrote an article about the wet plate collodion process for the magazine temnokomornik (darkroomer)... which also published an interview with me... it was also a year full of difficult decisions... expectations and self-discovery...“

2009 | gallery : my land 009

„i was surprised by variability of major part of old photographic positive techniques... it's a pleasure to immerse to these techniques and to search for my own way of work... it's an adventure... and i like that most of all... i stayed with large format cameras and contact copies... i didn't dare to blow up these pictures yet... maybe in the future... i have found my own way to oleography, flexography and i already have started searching my way to the most amazing historical photographic technique - wet collodion process...“

2008 | gallery

„first year of research and learning, back to the craft... that could be concisely explanation of my year 2008... i haven't anticipated that much stuff... and i haven't gone so far yet... but i don't regret anything... i am happy with my decision to address myself to large format... i started with format 9x12cm, continued with 13x18cm and finished at 18x24cm... it is quite big negative... according to my decision to skip computer processing in photography finalization i have spent much effort with alternative positive contact processes... so far i have mastered three of them - argentotype (Van Dyke), kyanotype and salt process... of course the penalty for this effort was outage of my creative work... i have taken almost no pictures, except some experimental shots beacuse of familiarizing myself with material... i believe that next year will be much better in this way...“

2007 | identity : my land 007 : others

„i rate this year as a succesfully year... i managed to publish one book identity... this book talks about itself... that is my first published work to which i am very happy... as well, i managed to complete a set of photos with a title my land 007... my portfolio was published at one czech photo magazine fotoart...what else should i wish... i started to be interest of large format... insiders know about that... i started with a small one 9x12cm... that is a different way of taking photographs... that is a different world... but very interesting... i am looking forward to a next year...“

2006 | gallery

„the year 2006 was very important for me... during this year i decided to make a photographs on film again... it meant that i had to obtain analog cameras... i chose middle format... but it wasn't enough... i had to refresh my memory, also join memories of my friends and search for forgotten knowledges in an old books... i had to choose the materials which would corresponded with my aims... it tooks a time and the year 2006 came to an end unexpectacly fast for me...“

2005 | gallery : my land 005

„nice photo doesn't have to be good and even a good photo doesn't have to be nice...“
rC [2005]

„i have decided not to create just nice photos... i want to create just good photos... i don´t know how long it will last... and if i ever succeed... but i will be anxious... it´s worth doing it“
rC [2005]

„this year was very fruitful for me... i started in photography largely given figural scenes, expressing their feelings, opinions, experiences... they are mainly for me to answer unspoken questions and need for communication with their tenants...“

2004 | gallery

„i think to write about myself is the most difficult task... not even mention that i have decided to do it voluntary... maddness... initially i didn't want to start with compulsory statement... that as young boy i had taken pictures by Flexaret and played in the developer... but i can't bypass it as this belongs to me, it is a part of my life... i have got back to active photography sometimes in 2003, when i've decided to buy my first digital camera... i think and i feel that this was a good decision... at least for me... now it's your turn to judge...“