Borovec Petr

Borovec Petr

Biography of Petr Borovec

“I love those moments. It’s like when the receiver tunes to the correct frequency and establishes the link.” Petr Borovec

ABOUT ME
My name is Petr Borovec. I was born in 1966.
The first time I looked into the viewer of my father’s camera I was just a child. I spent long
hours in the darkroom with him, learning to process black and white films and to make
darkroom prints. Later when I was older, I bought my first SLR camera a Soviet Zenit TTL.
I returned to photography after my compulsory military service shortly before 1989.
Influenced by the work of many famous Czech photographers, especially Josef Sudek,I became more and more interested in creative photography. When I returned to photography for the second time around the year 2000, I tragically lost all of my negatives and data on the disk.
And finally I picked up my camera again in 2016. This time aiming for analogue and minimalism.
I recently realized that I was looking for ideas in a similar way Josef Koudelka does. I take the camera, I go out and look for where the photo is waiting for me. And if I find it, then I'll try to capture it. Of course, I won’t always manage to do that. Sometimes I know that "it" is somewhere waiting for me, but I can’t capture it in a way that I can be happy with the result.
I dream about my own photographic studio and that photography becomes my source of livelihood. All the while maintaining a certain degree of independence and creative freedom.

MY NEW [ART] WORK
Diary of The Everyday 2017
iPhonegrafia 2018

MY PREVIOUS WORK
Montenegro Beauty 2006
EarthShip 2004 – 2006
Magic Moments 2004
Portraits 2003 – 2006
People from The Hills 2003 – 2004
Moments from Tournai 2003
Random Meetings 2001- 2004

AWARDS
Euroraport PhotoProject: The First Day in European Union, Selection by a
professional jury (Foundation of Visual Education & Nikon Polska Ltd, PL) 2004

SOLO SHOW

Reflection & Near the Sky, building of the former cinema Vesmír in Ostrava,
February 2019

GROUP SHOWS
150 Years of Photography, Prague 1989
Euroraport PhotoProject: The First Day in European Union, Warszawa & Łódź 2004

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
U Hraběnky guesthouse, Petrovice 2002
TEMAX tech company, Uherský Brod 2002
MSS company, Ostrava 2005

MEDIA
Melvin Mapa Film Photographers Interview , Singapore 2018

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