Petr Borovec

P H O T O G R A P H Y

 

About

My name is Petr Borovec and I am an amateur photographer. I was born in 1966 in Ostrava (former Czechoslovakia).

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 own camera, a Soviet Zenit TTL with Helios 44-2 lens.

I returned to photography after my obligatory 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 2000, I switched from analogue to digital photography. Then I tragically lost all my negatives and data on the hard disk.

Finally, in 2016, I picked up the camera again. At that time I decided again for analog photography and minimalism.

Solo exhibitions

Reflection & Near the Sky, building of the former cinema Vesmír, Ostrava (CZ), 2019

Group exhibitions

Euroraport PhotoProject: The First Day in European Union, Warszawa & Łódź (PL), 2004
150 Years of Photography, Prague (CZ), 1989

Representation in private collections

MSS company, Ostrava (CZ)
TEMAX tech company, Uherský Brod (CZ)
U Hraběnky guesthouse, Petrovice (CZ)

Catalogues

Euroraport PhotoProject: The First Day in European Union, 2004
150 Years of Photography, 1989

Media

Melvin Mapa Film Photographers Interview, Singapore (SG), 2018

Awards

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The 32nd International Artavita Online Art Contest

Certificate of Excellence - the finalist, Artavita, Santa Barbara (USA), 2019

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Euroraport PhotoProject: The First Day in European Union

Selection by a professional jury, Foundation of Visual Education (PL) & Nikon Polska Ltd., 2004

Works

Actually, I'm just taking pictures. With RICOH GR II, Flexaret Va and iPhone 5s cameras.

Contact

Inquiries

If you have any questions or comments, anything - email me using this form.