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Archive : October 2018

Three Sixteens

Three Sixteens

Photographing these three friends was a real treat for me. I know their moms who are delightful to hang out with and their daughters were no different. Although it was more the moms who wanted the pictures done, the girls very quickly relaxed in front of the camera and started to act spontaneously. Their sense of humor was hilarious and their laughter contagious. It was one of the funniest experiences that I have eve

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Memsource Meet Up Tokyo

Memsource Meet Up Tokyo

It's not very often when a Czech company comes to Tokyo and invites me to take pictures of their business-related event. This time it was my pleasure to be part of the meet up of Prague's company Memsource held in the premises of the Czech embassy with representatives of many Japanese companies which operate in the field of translation. 19/10/2018Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tokyo function showpic

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Yoga On The Bluff

Yoga On The Bluff

Many mothers in Yokohama expat community are active in one or another way. Sina is a passionate yoga teacher whose classes quickly became very popular. I myself love to come regularly to her yoga studio for a good stretch and a weekly "update" chat with other yoga lovers. At this photo shoot, the most challenging thing was not to invade the harmonic and calm space with my constant shutter clicking. Hopefully the ladi

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Before Saying Good-bye

Before Saying Good-bye

Living in an international community, one has to get used to saying good-bye a lot. Before my friend Blanca left Japan, we headed to one of the most charming places in Yokohama, to the Sankeien gardens for her last photo shoot. She came all dressed in Japanese style, wearing yukata, geta sandals and her usual big smile on her face. It was a weekday, so the garden, normally full with people, was nearly all only for us

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Milai in Zushi

Milai in Zushi

It's always a nice experience to do a photo shoot with Milai. She is an inspiring model, smart, gentle and fun. For this session we went to Zushi, did some outdoor and also indoor pictures and waited for night to come to do most pictures using fairy lights as the only light source. It was a new thing for me, quite difficult to get everything in focus but Milai was extremely patient and we got some nice shots. ・

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100th Anniversary of Czechoslovakia

100th Anniversary of Czechoslovakia

Former Czechoslovakia was established on October 28, 1918. Even though Czechoslovakia ceased to exist in 1993, Czechs and Slovaks are still like brothers, so we celebrated the 100th anniversary together at the Czech Embassy. The event was spiced up with folk music by Strážničan cymbalom band and the fun was fuelled by famous Czech beer, Moravian wine and traditional food. I've been cooperating with the Czech

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The Cutest 7-5-3

The Cutest 7-5-3

In mid November, Japanese festival "Shiqi-go-san" for girls aged of 7 and 3 and boys aged 5 is traditionally held all over Japan. It's a celebration of their growth and well-being and for this occasion they are dressed in kimonos and pay visit to a shrine with their parents.  Each autumn I took  many impromptu pictures of strangers (with their permission, of course) and they belong to my favourites because

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Czech Festival in Tokyo 2018

Czech Festival in Tokyo 2018

It's been three years since the tradition of three-day Czech Festival in Tokyo started and it's getting more and more popular. We were at a new venue in Harajuku and the crowds of people pleasantly surprised not only the organizers from the Czech Embassy but also all the vendors. The atmosphere was extremely friendly and relaxed and I felt really lucky that I could be there documenting all the cheerful buzz. Locat

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